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Fall and Winter Birds at China Camp

November 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thanks to its remarkable habitat range — from the expanse of San Pablo Bay to its oak forest — China Camp offers a great wintering area for many species of birds.

You’ll find Surf Scoters in China Camp’s sheltered bays in advance of a winter storm. And if you’re lucky, you might spy the four-inch-long Ruby-crowned Kinglet hovering in pursuit of insects…or hear its “ditt-ditt” call that sounds a lot like an old IBM typewriter.

But you don’t have to be an active birder to enjoy the free illustrated talk scheduled for the Museum at China Camp Village on Saturday, November 19. Designed to appeal to the whole family, it will help you appreciate and identify the waterfowl and songbirds you come across in and around China Camp.

The presenter will be Neill Fogarty, the Supervising Ranger at Annadel State Park in Santa Rosa. Neill has worked in over 50 parks from Santa Cruz to the Oregon border. His birding trips have taken him all over North and Central America, as well as to Madagascar and South Africa. “Currently”, says Neill, “I’ve traded in my binoculars for running shoes to keep up with my one-and-a-half-year-old son Kieran, whose vocabulary already includes ‘Gull’, ‘Hummingbird’,’Owl’, ‘Phoebe’…and the sound of crickets.”

Joining Neill in the presentation will be Phil Johnson, Senior Ranger of the Marin Municipal Water District.

This is the second in the Fall-Winter series of monthly talks to be held at the Museum. The October program on Mountain Lions was enthusiastically received by a full house.

Free refreshments will be served before the presentation begins, so come early and take time to browse the history exhibits in the China Camp museum.Space is limited and reservations are required.

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November 19, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm