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Bird Language at Lake Merritt!

  • Rotary Nature Center 600 Bellevue Ave Oakland, CA 94612 (map)
Western meadowlark. Photo: Wikimedia commons

Western meadowlark. Photo: Wikimedia commons

Come learn about the Lake Merritt wildlife refuge and the many species that call it home!

Have you ever wondered what bird is singing in your backyard and what it is saying? Through quiet observation, mapping, and group discussions led by trained naturalists, you will learn to decipher the different calls of bird language and behavior. Once you begin to recognize territorial calls, alarm calls, and juvenile begging calls, the ecology of Lake Merritt and other Oakland open spaces will become a new place of wonder.  

Our teacher for the day will be Meghan Walla-Murphy, an experienced educator, writer, tracker, and conservationist.

If you want to brush up on your bird language before the event, you can visit the Bird Language Vocalizations page to learn about some common types calls!

This event is sponsored by the Rotary Nature Center and the California Center for Natural History. Light refreshments will be provided!

Cost: FREE!! $20 suggested donation.

The Rotary Nature Center is very accessible via BART and bus! Parking is $5 per car.

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