Turkeys, Thanksgiving’s most recognizable symbol, can be seen frequently in the open space and neighborhoods of Marin. These wild turkeys were introduced in waves beginning in the late 1800’s for hunting. The wild birds are actually natives of Texas, and it seems lately they can been seen throughout the county. According to an article last year in the SF Chronicle the turkey population is on the rise, especially in the North Bay.
This means in addition to a turkey on your table there may be one in the back yard and on your car out front (male turkeys especially like their reflections)