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Saturday, March 11, 2017Educational

Birds of Prey at the Laguna: Birding Walk with Larry Broder


Birds of Prey at the Laguna: 
Birding Walk with Larry Broderick
Saturday, March 11, 10:00am-2:00pm
Meet at Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
$30.  Pre-registration required: www.lagunafoundation.org
Suitable for all ages and levels of birdwatching from beginners to advanced.  
 

The Laguna de Santa Rosa has long been one of the best spots in the North Bay to see resident, migrant and over-wintering birds of prey and many other bird species. We will walk through Laguna trails looking for Birds of Prey while keying in on diagnostic identification field marks and behavioral traits. On past trips through the wetlands and uplands we have found all the common Birds of Prey in our region, plus some more uncommon ones, such as Prairie Falcon, Merlin, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk and Bald Eagle. We will also be on the lookout for other interesting birds and wildlife. We’ll meet at Heron Hall and carpool to one or two sites along the Laguna, depending on conditions. If the forecast on Friday night is for moderate to heavy rain Saturday morning, we will notify you and reschedule to the alternate rain date of Sunday, March 19.

Larry Broderick is a local Birds of Prey Natural History and Interpretive Specialist, Jenner Headlands Hawk Watch Director and Certified California Naturalist. Larry has been working with Birds of Prey as an educational specialist for over 25 years. For the last 10 years he has led walks, hikes and presentations with Solano and Sonoma Land Trusts, Madrone Audubon, Bird Rescue Center and Redwood Regional Ornithological Society. Larry conducts Bird and Wildlife surveys for the Wildlands Conservancy, Sonoma Land Trust and Pepperwood Preserve. He also runs West County Hawkwatch and manages dozens of docents, photographers and tour guides. Larry is the recipient of the Madrone Audubon's 2012 Betty Burridge award and Sonoma Land Trusts Special Recognition of Volunteer Service award 2015-2016. 

For more information, visit www.lagunafoundation.org   
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, anita@lagunafoundation.org


When:
Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:00 AM thru 02:00 PM
Where:
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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