San Mateo County, California
Waterbirds of Alcatraz
By Victoria Seher, Alcatraz Biologist, National Park Service
Thursday, June 13, 7:00 pm
Alcatraz, notorious for the former federal penitentiary, is also the site of a very large and important breeding colony for several different egret, heron, and seabird species, including Western Gull. Also, the island is home to San Francisco Bay's only Brandt's Cormorant colony and one of its most important Black-crowned Night-heron colonies. Alcatraz's rookeries are among the most accessible, offering visitors abundant opportunities to observe avian natural history up close.
Victoria will talk about these various waterbirds that nest on Alcatraz Island and she will give an overview of the research taking place on Alcatraz.
Accompanying Field Trip to Alcatraz Presentation
Saturday, June 15
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