Birds of Stanford
125 birds to look for on the main campus
Donald Kennedy, essential to development of Birds of Stanford,
died of COVID-19 April 21, 2020. See this retrospective
by Gretchen Daily and Paul Ehrlich in Science, and see below.
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. ...
Primarily from The Birder's
aspects of bird natural history
Featured artists as well as fine art, illustrations and photography
submitted by site visitors
Sightings of Special Interest
Lately, most reported sightings have been Peregrine Falcons
(Hoover Tower, see (1), below) and Black-crowned Night Herons
(on the grass between the Oval and the Quad, especially in the
evening, as the juveniles seen here (left). Photo: Trisha Lian, and in the
Eucalyptus trees adjacent to Sweet Hall (right). Photo: Melinda Hom.)
Booklet on Campus Birds
(8) Until January 7th, 2018 Nina Katchadourian's installation outside the Cantor Arts Center was on display in the oak tree grove in front of the Anderson Collection. It "investigated the difficulty in translating the elusive
sounds created by birds" using recordings by United Nations translators. (map)
(7) Wild Turkeys at the entrance to the Stanford Golf Course.
(6) Cooper's Hawk resting on a bench in the Stanford Oval
(5) Wild Turkeys along the path in the Dish Area
(4) Virginia Rail along the path by the golf course on Sandhill Road
(3) Black-crowned Night Heron on the lawn near the Oval at sunset
(2) Wild Turkey near Schwab; also near the Li Ka Shing Medical Building
(1) Peregrine Falcon at Hoover Tower
This pocket-fitting, 48-page booklet
©2016 - Darryl Wheye