Local Bird Responds to San Francisco Avian Counting Event
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.
Now that's a bird-athon
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.
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:
David Cruz via Natures Lantern This is what a spokesman in the bird world looks like