Trivia Contest Winners!
We asked you on Friday to Name That Bird and were thrilled with all of the guesses we received!
The bird in the photo is a Double-crested Cormorant, shown paddling the Rogue River last September. These large waterbirds have stocky bodies, long necks and webbed feet. As you can see from the pictured specimen, they swim low in the water often with only their necks and heads visible, which caused some ECHO guests to nickname them the "periscope ducks". Excellent divers, these fish eaters can reach depths of 5-25 feet, however their feathers aren't waterproof, so they are often spotted perched on rocks in the river with their wings outstretched for drying.
There were many correct responses but the ECHO hoodies will go to:
Mark L. of Solana Beach, CA
Bruce D. of Tacoma, WA
Robert G. of Newport Beach, CA
We also asked you to submit name suggestions for the new raft joining our fleet this year. After careful committee consideration, we've decided on "Wild Thing" in honor of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the ECHO hoodie will go to:
Sue V. of Chico, CA
Thanks to all for participating and we hope to see you on another ECHO trip soon!