Posts Tagged ‘birding’

The Giant Birds of Golden Gate Park Do Pilates Every Morning

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

The Great Blue Herons of Golden Gate Park like to wake up and get their stretching in as soon as they can.

What a funky chicken. Click to expand:

Don’t miss your chance to see these critters this season via San Francisco Nature Education, the non-profit founded by attorney Nancy DeStefanis. They have some programs, like Heron Watch and Birding for Everyone. Check their calendar or this one on SFGate.com.

The Giant Lollipop Birds of Golden Gate Park

Friday, May 1st, 2009

The Great Blue Herons of Golden Gate Park sometimes like to get up high and ball up. I guess they do that to warm up in the sun after a cold night.

Don’t miss your chance to see these critters this season via San Francisco Nature Education, the non-profit founded by attorney Nancy DeStefanis. They’ll have some programs, like Heron Watch and Birding for Everyone going on tomorrow, May 2, 2009, and on into the future. Check their calendar or thisone on SFGate.com.

Can you see the beak? Click to expand

The Hummingbirds of San Francisco Don’t Wait for Spring

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

This Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) was seen high above Golden Gate Park preparing for a display dive to impress the girls. These critters can start building nests during Christmastime, so keep a look out.

And this is the one species of hummingbird that can do tail chirps, as was revealed by UC Berkeley researchers last year. So keep an ear out as well.

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See animals such as this and others as well every first Saturday of the months at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens during the Birding Walk:

MONTHLY BIRDING FOR EVERYONE
This Birding Walk is especially designed for kids, age 7 and older, and their families, and focuses on the birds and flowers throughout the Garden. Participants are encouraged to bring a pencil and binoculars. Species from hummingbirds to hawks have been spotted! All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Meet at the Garden Bookstore near the Main Gate on the first SATURDAY of every month.
Co-sponsored by SF Botanical Garden Society, San Francisco Nature Education, and the Golden Gate Audubon Society.
When:         10am–12pm, Saturday, January 3, 2009
Cost:                  FREE