Waterfowl Workshop 2021
Learn waterfowl ID in this 2-day virtual workshop with Alvaro Jaramillo!
Registration is currently closed. Contact Sirena Lao at email@example.com if you're interested in joining.
This workshop will focus on the identification of waterfowl in the Bay Area and extend to the geese populations in the Central Valley. We will touch on some of the biology of our wintering waterfowl, from migration to aspects of their unusual behavior of pair bonding during winter. As so many of our waterfowl are readily identified in their adult male plumages, we will be concentrating on the female and more complicated species that trip people up while birding in the field. We will also touch on techniques that may allow you to age waterfowl, a point that can be important as it explains some of the odd looking birds we see out there. They are often young of the year. The SF Bay Area is an amazingly rich part of the world for waterfowl, and we are lucky that even in urban areas waterfowl diversity in winter is high.
Alvaro Jaramillo is an internationally known ornithologist and expert. Alvaro has a B.S. in Zoology and an M.S. in Ecology and Evolution from the University of Toronto, and also conducted research at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. An expert on the birds of California and North America, he wrote the American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of California and New World Blackbirds. He is also an authority on the birds of Chile, authoring Birds of Chile (2003), collaborating on Chile’s Important Bird Areas program, and helping to identify a new bird species there, Oceanites pincoyae (Pincoya Storm-Petrel). An author and contributor to numerous field guides and popular publications, Alvaro’s passion is not only to understand the biology and natural history of birds, but to enrich other’s enjoyment of birds and further avian conservation and he leads birding trips throughout the world with his company, Alvaro's Adventures.
Wednesday, January 6 and 13
6:00pm – 8:00pm
$100 total per person for both sessions
As part of our commitment to racial justice, we have scholarships available for students from underrepresented groups in ecology. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received an SFBBO scholarship. Click here to apply for the scholarship. If you'd like to donate to our scholarship fund for this or future workshops, you can do so below in increments of $10.
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