This winter, for the 120th annual Christmas Bird Count, Baykeeper Senior Scientist Jon Rosenfield (pictured, below right) and Skipper Mark Caplin led a bird count aboard the Baykeeper patrol boat.
Every year, the Audubon Society organizes this bird census drawing on observations from citizen scientists around the world. For the last several years, the Baykeeper boat, staff, and volunteers have supported Marin Audubon to conduct counts of birds on the Bay.
We enjoyed clear weather for counting thousands of individual birds, including various species of gulls, cormorants, diving ducks, loons, and shorebirds.
Photo by Eileen Richey