Bay Area Bird Identification: Least Versus Western Sandpipers

Cover photo: © David Ledig / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2006, some rights reserved.

Least or western sandpiper? Check out our compilation of identification knowledge to help you decide between the two species!

Park Sentries: Canada Geese

Cover photo: © Don DeBold, 2017, some rights reserved.

Learn about the Canada goose, a common visitor to California’s parks and fields.

Forest Clovers: Redwood Sorrel

When hiking in redwood forests, it’s likely that you’ve encountered redwood sorrel in the forest understory. A true shade-lover, redwood sorrel will fold its leaves when exposed to direct sunlight.

Explore Santa Cruz Redwoods at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Santa Cruz, Ca – Home to four different ecosystems – redwood, riparian, sandhill chaparral, and grassland – Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is an exciting experience rich in biological diversity.

Lantern Flowers: Crimson (Western) Columbine

Learn about this outstanding Californian wildflower – from its evolutionary history to the best time to see it bloom.

Backyard Buzzers: Anna’s Hummingbirds

Cover photo: © jacksnipe1990, 2017, some rights reserved.

Sound produced by tail feathers? Nests made of spiderwebs? Learn about these facts and more in our post about the Bay Area’s winter hummingbird.