Field Trip: Feet & Beaks Workshop and American Canyon Wetlands Walk

Date: Saturday August 05, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM

Walks and workshops aimed at beginning birders are held twice a month on Saturdays. All workshops begin at 9am, followed by bird walks at 9:30am until noon. (NSAS Event)


Leader: Wendy Schackwitz

Description: Did you know some birds can't walk? Or that birds use their legs as a thermostat? Some even use their toes as bait while fishing! Ever wonder why some bird's bills are so different from another? Why does a duck have such a wide bill, a hummingbird such a long skinny bill, and why is the flamingo's bill "upside down?" During this workshop we will explore the different things birds use their feet and bills for.

The workshop will start at 9:00a.m. followed by a walk at 9:30 a.m. until noon. Walks are appropriate for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). Please bring binoculars if you have them and water.

Directions: Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the American Canyon Wetlands parking lot on the corner of Wetlands Edge Road and Eucalyptus Drive.

Coordinator: Wendy Schackwitz at

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