Birds of Stanford

125 birds to look for on the main campus

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

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"