Ornithology 2 Summary (Fall 2014)

If you miss a class, please check this page and study the listed topics in your field guide. Click here for last semester's calendar.

Note: Please park in the Hayes Street Parking lot. All spaces are available except disabled and reserved drop off for the child care center. If the lot is full and you park in the Grove Street lot you will likely get a parking ticket unless you display the temporary parking passes which are available to all registered students. These passes must be stamped by the John Adams office which closes at 7:30pm!

Class notes by Elisabeth Koster are here. (Plumage and molt terminology here. )
Please register at
eBird and email me your eBird ID. I can then offer to share field trip lists with you.

Click here for a summary of bird name changes from the 55th AOU supplement.
Click here for a summary of bird name changes from the 54th AOU supplement.
My bird and wildlife photos from Australia are here.


September 24, 2014
We plan to complete and review the grebes on page 72.
My photo of a Least Grebe in Texas is here.
My photo of a pair of Pied-billed Grebes at a nest in Ohio is here.
Molting Horned Grebe with notes. Click here for a Horned Grebe photo.
My Eared Grebe photos are here and here. Click here for an Eared Grebe photo with notes on identification.

Recommended reading:


September 17, 2014
We completed and reviewed the loons on page 70.

My photos and notes on a Yellow-billed Loon at Pescadero are here. Additional Yellow-billed Loon photos are here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.


September 10, 2014
We completed and reviewed the loons on page 68.

Click here for photos of a Red-throated Loon at the Cliff House.
Click here for my photo of Pacific Loon in Monterey. Click here for a photo of an albino Pacific Loon at Half Moon Bay.

Recommended reading: