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Birds of Berkeley Bird Walk

Join Birds of Berkeley author, Oliver James, for a bird walk in the Garden. Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing.

Birds of Berkeley is a full-color field guide to 25 birds easily found in Berkeley proves that even the city’s avian residents are a little quirky. Meticulously detailed illustrations capture each bird’s distinctive physicality and temperament. A Burrowing Owl faces you in a full-on head shot, perhaps having just raised its raspy, chattering alarm call as you trespass on its last remaining Bay Area foothold at the Marina. The Anna’s Hummingbird gives you a coy backward glance to assess if you’ve properly admired its flashy throat feathers, maybe having just performed its signature J-shaped courtship dive. Even in composition, each bird is strikingly individual, whether depicted in mid-dive or creeping into frame. While descriptions of identification and vocalizations are straightforward, author-illustrator Oliver James takes a delightfully creative approach to his write-ups of each species

Tuesday, 05/08/18

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$20 General, $18 members, free UC students & Staff

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UC Botanical Garden

200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720


Phone: 510-643-2755
Website: Click to Visit