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Birds of Point Reyes Book Talk & Walk with Keith Hansen

July 8, 2023 | 11:00 am 1:00 pm

Craving fresh insight into the bird populations that make their home (permanent or temporary) in Point Reyes? Join us for a FREE talk and walk with professional bird illustrator and storyteller extraordinaire Keith Hansen, who is releasing his new book Birds of Point Reyes this summer. Keith will share excerpts from his book at the Drakes Beach Visitor Center, followed by a guided beach walk to practice finding and identifying birds out and about in Point Reyes.

Attendees can purchase a signed copy of the book on-site. Refreshments and snacks will be provided!

About the Book:

A birding paradise, Point Reyes National Seashore boasts a breathtaking coastline that attracts an array of winged beauties and their flightless fanciers year-round. Both a waystation for feathered vagrants and home to a wealth of native species, this coastal sanctuary is teeming with avian life, and in Birds of Point Reyes expert birder and ornithological illustrator Keith Hansen celebrates this airborne abundance. From the sparrows and cormorants to the hawks and ravens to the wild wanderers who sweep through in vast seasonal migrations, Hansen introduces readers to the wildlife that soar and swirl overhead though 25 awe-filled portraits of Point Reyes’s birds. Both experienced birdwatchers and less-than-expert birders will delight in Hansen’s reflections, brought vividly to life by richly realized full-color artworks that reward the reader’s sustained attention and help to identify the many-splendored species of the region. With this guide Hansen invites readers to imagine the world’s fastest hunt through the eyes of a cliff-dwelling peregrine, to appreciate the evolutionary complexity of the shorebird beaks prodding the sands of Drakes Bay, and to attune to the serenade of birdsong. Grab your binoculars and get ready to see these birds like never before.

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About the Speaker

Keith Hansen

Keith Hansen

Keith Hansen illustrated and coauthored Hansen’s Field Guide to the Birds of the Sierra Nevada (Heyday,2021), a field guide companion to Birds of the Sierra Nevada: Their Natural History, Status, and Distribution. He is a professional bird illustrator whose images have been featured in Discovering Sierra Birds; Birds of Yosemite and the East Slope; and Natural History of the Point Reyes Peninsula, among other books.


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