This story is part of Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area’s nine counties.
By using the sounds of voices, nature, industry, and music, Audiograph tells the story of where you live and the people who live there with you. Every Thursday, we reveal the origins of that week's sound on Crosscurrents and here in weekly blog posts.
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NANCY DESTAFANIS: "The heron is a charismatic bird. It's got a gold beak, and it's four feet tall!"
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This story originally aired in May of 2014.