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.

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

Birding Activities to Consider

2020 Bird Protection:   
              1) White House Wants to Decriminalize Accidentally Killing Birds       
2) Protest Gutting the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

2018 was Year of the Bird
1) 2018 GPs in Shetland (UK) can now prescribe "nature" for patients

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"