Two women and two men stood at the edge of Warm Water Cove in the Bayview district, staring toward the Bay through binoculars and shouting bird names — grebe, gull, wigeon — and numbers. Another woman scribbled down the numbers next to printed names on paper. Read More
They have long traded rifles for cameras and pencils, but the folks who will scour The City for birds this week are no less enthusiastic about their pursuits.
Thursday marks the Christmas Bird Count, an annual event that started locally in 1983. More than 100 volunteers will break off into teams to count and identify as many species as possible in a 15-mile diameter from the Golden Gate Bridge to San Bruno. Read More