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Feathered Hunters – Identifying Raptors with Bob Lewis

September 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Raptors include Hawks, Falcons, Eagles, Vultures and Owls. They are efficient hunters, catching a variety of prey from small mammals and birds to snakes and large insects, using razor-sharp talons. Although identification may seem a bit difficult at first, with a little experience it is possible to identify many raptors in flight as well as when they are perched. We’ll look at raptor taxonomy to understand differences between the various families and learn identifying characteristics of Bay Area species. The talk will be illustrated with many interesting images of these birds.

Bob trained as a chemist and worked in the energy industry for 33 years. He’s taught birding classes in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years and is the past chair of Golden Gate Audubon’s Adult Education Committee. His life bird list is over 5000 species, and he loves to travel. He’s an award-winning photographer, focusing on birds. Bob was honored with American Birding Association’s Chandler Robbins Award for Education and Conservation in 2016 and GGAS’ Paul Covel Award for Education in 2017.

Register with your email to attend live and the Zoom information will be sent to you on the day of the event. The event will be closed captioned.


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