SFBBO Shorebird Workshop in April!
April Workshop, Shorebirds in Spring, with Alvaro Jaramillo (new 2-day, daytime format!)
Shorebird migration is one of the most marvelous of all animal migrations. Some of these birds migrate from the southern hemisphere to the high Arctic in a very short and rapid migration. We are fortunate to live by San Francisco Bay, one of the world's most important migration stop-over areas for shorebirds.
Shorebirds can be difficult to identify, especially in fall, when duller juvenile and non-breeding plumages are seen. In order to learn shorebirds, it is best to do it in spring when they are present in breeding plumage. Apart from identification we will dig deep into bird behavior, physiology, ecology, and everything else that is relevant to this season and your enjoyment of migrating shorebirds.This is an opportunity for you to create depth to your shorebird identification skills, have a great time, and view many shorebird species. We are likely going to remain in bayside locations near the lecture area to study shorebirds.
Tuesday, April 29: 10:00am-12:30pm (classroom) and 1:00-4:00pm (field trip); and Wednesday, April 30: 10:00am-12:30pm (classroom) and 1:00-4:00pm (field trip)
Birding Level: Intermediate on up. Classroom instruction will be at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits in Redwood City, cost is $150 for the 2-day package (you must be a member of SFBBO to register).
Physical Requirements (for field trip): Light to moderate depending how much we need to walk. All sites will be on flat terrain and will be concentrated on the bayside of San Mateo and perhaps Santa Clara counties.
To register, please contact outreach@... or pay online (be sure to indicate "Shorebirds Workshop" in the dedication box). You can become a member by visiting the same link.