Press Release

 
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
 
Sample of Open Water Birds, Ducks, and Shorebirds
Susceptible to Oil Spill
 

Open Water Birds
  • red-throated loon
  • Arctic loon
  • common loon
  • pied-billed grebe*
  • horned grebe
  • red-necked grebe
  • eared grebe*
  • western grebe
  • brown pelican**
  • double-crested cormorant*
  • Brandt's cormorant
  • pelagic cormorant
     
Ducks
  • mallard*
  • northern pintail*
  • cinnamon teal*
  • northern shoveler*
  • American wigeon
  • canvasback
  • ring-necked duck
  • greater scaup
  • lesser scaup*
  • black scoter
  • surf scoter
  • common goldeneye
  • Barrow's goldeneye
  • bufflehead
  • hooded merganser
  • common merganser
  • red-breasted merganser
     
Shorebirds
  • black-necked stilt*
  • American avocet*
  • greater yellowlegs
  • lesser yellowlegs
  • willet
  • whimbrel
  • long-billed curlew
  • marbled godwit
  • black turnstone
  • sanderling
  • western sandpiper
  • least sandpiper
  • Baird's sandpiper
  • short-billed dowitcher
  • long-billed dowitcher

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  * breeds in Bay Area
** protected or endangered
 

The California Academy of Sciences is home to Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium and the Kimball Natural History Museum. The Academy is in the midst of an extensive rebuilding project in Golden Gate Park. Pritzker prize-winning architect Renzo Piano is designing the new Academy, which is scheduled to open on September 27, 2008. www.calacademy.org (415) 379-8000.

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