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Waterfowl Identification with Bob Lewis

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Winter is peak viewing time for waterfowl in California. Swans and Geese migrate from their northern breeding areas and create spectacular concentrations in the Central valley. Diving Ducks flock in large numbers in San Francisco Bay, and Dabbling Ducks can be found almost everywhere there is a bit of water. Now is the time to polish up your identification skills. We’ll take a look at our common waterfowl and note what characteristics help to identify them, with special attention to female and eclipse plumages. A few rarities and some confusing but beautiful hybrids will add to the mix.

Bob has 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 and GGAS’ Paul Covel Award for Education.


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