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Friday, December 28, 2012

Local Bird Responds to San Francisco Avian Counting Event

Posted By on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 1:55 PM

click to enlarge Now that's a bird-athon
  • Now that's a bird-athon

Yesterday, San Francisco's bird nerds trekked the city counting our feathered friends in hopes that their efforts would help scientists predict how climate change will affect wildlife.

From what we understand, the bird-athon was a huge success; San Francisco broke its old record, counting 179 bird species this year (we also kicked Oakland's bird ass). The previous record for S.F. was 177 species, according to the Golden Gate Audubon Society.

See also: Bird Nerds Really Excited About Christmas Avian Count

Although the avian aficionados were stoked about the daylong event, we're less certain the birds themselves were as touched by the attention. Luckily, this Hermit Warbler, seen in the Richmond's Sutro Heights Park the day before the count began, detailed his side to this story:

This is what a spokesman in the bird world looks like - DAVID CRUZ VIA NATURES LANTERN


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Erin Sherbert

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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