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Welcome to our BIRD WATCHING PAGE - We are all about birding or bird watching as a hobby. Observing species of wild birds, including their physical characteristics and behavior. It's for everyone interested in watching birds & enjoying nature.

Bird Watching Places - San Francisco BAY AREA:

 

Crissy Field

 

Emeryville Marina

 

Heron's Head Park

 

           Lake Merritt State's Oldest Bird Sanctuary

 

         Marin Headlands

 

Stowe Lake in Golden Gate Park

GETTING STARTED:

 

  • Look at the birds closely and study them.

  • Go birding with friends or family.

  • Start birding in your own backyard and neighborhood.

  • Keep notes of what you see and share ideas.

  • Buy a pair of binoculars. The best you can afford.

  • Choose a field guild from websites like:

 

Recommended sites: Allaboutbirds and Sibley Bird App

The Story of BIRDING on BAKER Street & Anna's Hummingbird Nest

On the days leading up to June 5th, I had been noticing a lot of commotion in the evergreen fruitless pear tree in the front of my house. Our resident Hummingbird Anita was feuding with an Oak Titmouse that had shown up in the area. I did not realize that Anita had built a nest in the tree and was defending with vigor.

 

On June 5th, 2013 while I was watering the garden Anita flew down to within a couple of feet of me, and then proceeded to show me where her nest was. I was worried immediately because the nest was in a precarious place. So I watched the nest for the next couple of days, and then on the seventh day, I could see two little beaks sticking out of the nest. I then set up my camera and started filming.

 

The video chapters below are the trials and tribulations of a young female Anna's Hummingbird trying to raise her two young offspring.