Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Nature Experienceship - Birding with Merrill Webb

We had a great group join us for our bird watching trip with Merrill Webb on a snowy April morning. In spite of the weather, we saw 37 species of birds and four of them were new for Mr. Webb's year list.

1. Black-billed Magpie
2. American Robin
3. Brewer's blackbird
4. Red-wing blackbird
5. Cinnamon teal
6. White crowned sparrow
7. European Starling
8. Western Meadowlark
9 Northern Harrier
10. Gadwall
11. Ring-necked Pheasant
12. Red-tailed hawk
13. American Kestrel
14. Rock Pigeon
15. Killdeer
16. Mallard
17. Sandhill Crane
18. Yellow-headed blackbird
19. House Sparrows
20. Snowy Egret
21. Osprey
22. American White Pelican
23. Canada Goose
24. Northern Shovelers
25. American Coot
26. Say's Phoebe
27. Barn Swallow
28. California Gulls
29. Redhead
30. American Wigeon
31. Greater yellowlegs
32. Snipes
33. Long-billed Dowtichwer
34. Willet
35. American Avocet
36. Black-necked stilt
37. Snowy Plover

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Saturday Safari - A Dive into the Ocean

On our last Saturday Safari of the semester we took A Dive in the Ocean. We learned about all of the strange looking deep ocean fish, and other awesome animals in the deep blue sea. We watched a special ocean episode of the Magic School Bus, and then after that the kids made their own craft fish. It was a lot of fun. Saturday Safari is done for this semester, but it will start back up in the Spring!

Emilie, museum educator