Birds of Stanford

125 birds to look for on the main campus





Violet-green Swallow
one of numerous paintings by Carel Brest van Kempen


2019 Local Birding Activities to Consider in January
(background info) (schedule)

2018 was Year of the Bird
2018 GPs in Shetland (UK) can now prescribe "nature" for patients after test
project with Royal Society for the Protection of Birds--Scotland.


2017 Study indicates watching birds near home is good for mental health.

In his INTRODUCTION Stanford University President emeritus Donald Kennedy notes: "Stanford's academic reserve is home to many things, some of them icons for the university's identity: laboratory buildings, splendid outdoor sculpture, the Quad, Frost, Hoover Tower, and the Oval. It has also left room for Nature. The Arboretum, the edges of Lagunita, and the "ears" of the Oval--left in native vegetation in Frederick Law Olmsted's original plan--provide pleasant places to walk and explore. ... more"