Saturday, May 27, 8am-10am. Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, FREE, no registration necessary.
Spend a morning in the unique wetland habitat and learn about the diversity of birds from Rocky Tucker, volunteer bird guide.
About Rocky Tucker
Rocky has a life list of over 2500+ birds, 600 of which are in the US. He is a retired electrical engineer, oceanographer and mental health counselor. He is also a volunteer at El Rancho de los Golondrinas where he is everyone’s favorite person.
Birds at the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve
The pond attracts a wide variety of water birds, including grebes, ducks, herons and egrets, coots and rails, shorebirds, the belted kingfisher and an occasional gull. Songbirds, such as red-winged blackbirds and marsh wrens, nest in the cattail marsh bordering the pond. Others, like black phoebes and violet-green swallows, nest in trees along the banks of the pond. Large cottonwoods and other trees along the cienega valley provide nest sites for red-tailed hawks, kestrels and herons. The riparian woodlands and the juniper savannas on drier upland slopes provide additional contrasting bird habitats.