Baykeeper on Patrol: January 2020 Update

Jan 17, 2020

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


Related Content

When the Bay Smells Like a Gas Station
Two weeks ago, an oil pipeline at the Chevron refinery in Richmond leaked, spilling more than 700 gallons of diesel mixture into the Bay. Authorities closed nearby Keller Beach and issued a public...
Keeping an Eye on the Bay by Land, Sea, and Air
Cole Burchiel came to Baykeeper after spending time as a park ranger in Vermont; he was hiking the Appalachian trail when he got the call to interview. Now Cole manages Baykeeper’s signature Bay...
The Case of the Missing Birds at Aquatic Park
Last fall, paddlers at Berkeley’s Aquatic Park noticed something wrong.  The water had become cloudy and oily, the normally plentiful fish and birds were nowhere to be seen, and the water level was...
Join us to hold polluters accountable and defend the Bay DONATE NOW >