SEA SHORE science guide research is on going.

The new NATURE UNFOLDING science guide – Pacific Coast SEA SHORES displays over 80 species of birds, beach mammals, sand critters, and ocean casts-aways.

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-3-09-39-pm

Zuma Beach and Giant Kelp Macrocystis pyrifera

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-3-07-39-pmgiant-kelp-detail

screen-shot-2016-11-12-at-8-40-49-am

The receding tide left beach pools filled with millions of sand critter holes.

screen-shot-2016-11-12-at-8-40-23-am

 

Learning to identify the shorebirds can start with these large conspicuous species. The Willet Tringa semipalmata , with long straight bill appears dull brown in color-but- when it takes flight, with its piercing call, it flashes a display of distinctive under wing feathers. And the Marbled Godwits Limosa fedoa appear very tall, with a long upward sweeping bill and a spectrum of brown and golden feathers.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s