An introduction to birding, why it is so fascinating to so many, how to learn more about it.
A walk down parts of the Bay Trail, focusing on birds that one would see in the Berkeley / Albany / Richmond or Hayward Shoreline area. Can be adjusted for other parts of the trail, with lead time.
The importance of SF Bay to both Shorebirds, Waterfowl and a variety of other avian species.
Resident and migrant birds in the East Bay hills across the seasons, with a bit of behavior and plea for native plants.
The amazing phenomenon of shorebird migration, how and why it happens, with emphasis on the special importance of the Bay for migrating shorebirds
Why are birds often brightly colored? Where does the color come from? What makes hummingbirds so special? These questions are answered, as we discuss feather structure, molt and bird behavior related to color.
These presentations focus on the birds of the areas listed below, and are a great introduction if you are planning a tour, or are just fascinated with the birds of far-away places.
Bob Lewis was trained as a chemist, and worked for Chevron in Richmond and Europe for 33 years. He has taught birding classes for 23 years, and has been an addicted birder, photographer and traveler for almost ever. He has seen 4600 of the world's 10,000 bird species, and hopes to see many more! Bob won ABA's Chandler Robbins Award for Education and Conservation in 2016.
Bob enjoys presenting bird-related subjects to groups. To schedule a presentation, contact Bob.
With sufficient lead time, a talk can be prepared specifically for you, on subjects related to near-by habitats, bird taxonomy, behavior, physiology, etc. -- just ask!