Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) and US Fish and Wildlife Service for an entertaining and educational webinar about the migrating ducks and birds of Bair Island!

Local Naturalist Jeff Caplan is back with a new class to teach us how to ID and connect to birds and their habitat for your next visit to Bair Island, part of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge on the SF Bay. Whether you’re a frequent wetland visitor or planning your first hike on the island, Jeff will teach us how to connect with birds of this baylands habitat. Jeff focuses on mindfulness, curiosity and bird language to help people from diverse backgrounds feel safe and connected in nature. This free basic birding webinar is great for all ages, especially kids and adults ages 12 and up!

All registrants will receive the access link prior to the event.

About the Instructor

Bird Language instructor Jeff Caplan weaves 30 years as a naturalist and a teacher of communication skills, to cultivate a common language for connecting more deeply with nature and birds. He inspires Youth science educators in Yosemite, tour Guides in the Galapagos, and University students in the Amazon Jungles of Ecuador. He weaves mindfulness, citizen science and bird language to help people from diverse backgrounds to feel curious and connected in nature. If you want an invitation to Jeff’s smaller, more personalized workshops on Backyard Bird Language and other topics please go to CommonLanguageNature.com.

Jeff Caplan with bird

Discover Bair Island

Bair Island is located east of downtown Redwood City on the SF Bay and was one of the last remaining restorable wetlands in the Bay Area. In 1997, POST protected 1,623 acres of Bair Island and soon after transferred the property to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to be part of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, the nation’s first urban national wildlife refuge that stretches across 30,000-acres and provides a safe haven for millions of migratory birds and endangered species. Plan your visit here.

What Bair Island can tell us about sea-level rise? Check out this blog and video by
POST Director of Conservation Science Peter Cowan, PhD.

Birds fly over Bair Island

Visitors with masks look out on baylands from view point

This event is part of POST’s community event series, which is open to the general public as well as POST donors. We hope you’ll join us! We also curate a separate series of private events for our donors. Learn how you can support POST here: openspacetrust.org/support-post

About the Organizers

San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats through science and outreach. Birds are excellent indicators of ecosystem health. They are highly visible and cost-effective to track, and are sensitive to environmental change.

US Fish and Wildlife Service‘s mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Learn more about the San Francisco Bay NWR Complex here.

Peninsula Open Space Trust protects and cares for open space, farms and parkland in and around Silicon Valley. Since 1977, POST has protected over 79,000 acres in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties.

 

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