[CALBIRDS] LA Birders Webinar: Empid ID, 3/9/2021

Kaaren Perry

Just a little heads up. This should be a very helpful and informative webinar.  Notice that if you can't attend on Tuesday,  the webinar will be available on their website for future viewing or for a chance to review this challenging  group!  

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay

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From: "Rebecca Marschall" <rebecca.fenning@...>
Subject: [CALBIRDS] LA Birders Webinar: Empid ID, 3/9/2021
Date: March 6, 2021 at 6:00:30 PM PST

Hello birders,


Please join us for the next Los Angeles Birders webinar:

Empidonax Identification in the West
with Cin-Ty Lee, PhD
Tue, Mar 09, 2021 7:00 PM

Dr. Lee is a geologist, petrologist, and geochemist at Rice University in Houston, Texas. When he is not doing geology, he spends time birding, and painting and drawing birds and writing and consulting about birds and the environment.

Field identification of western Empidonax flycatchers has long been a daunting challenge for many of us. Dr. Lee will help us learn common local species, Western, Willow, Hammond’s and Gray, and then delve into migrant species such as Dusky, vagrant Least’s, etc. Photographic identification can be as misleading as it is informative because of plumage freshness versus wear, impact of lighting regimes and foliage reflectance, and camera and monitoring issues, etc. Sounds are particularly important in identifying empids — if they call. Join us to solve the mystery of empid identification in the field!

CONNECTION INFORMATION: A link to the webinar livestream on YouTube will be posted to the LA Birders website at 6:55pm, five minutes before the webinar start time. If you are unable to attend, this webinar *will* be recorded and made available on our website for later (or repeat) viewing.
BECOME A MEMBER! Though our webinars will always remain free and available to all, members of Los Angeles Birders have access to live webinars via Zoom, allowing for more interactivity with presenters and the ability to participate in quizzes. Members also receive priority sign-up for LAB events and will receive discounts on paid LAB programs in the future. To learn more about membership, please see our website!
Upcoming webinars:
* March 16 - Slashes, sp.s, and identification (or not): Sapsucker Identification with Mark Scheel
* April 13 - Nocturnal Flight Recording in LA County with Andy Birch
* April 20 - Slashes, sp.s, and identification (or not): Exotic Dilemmas & Gross Domestic Products with Kimball Garrett

Good birding,
Rebecca Marschall
Valley Village

Rebecca Fenning Marschall