Shorebird Identification Workshop 2020
Learn shorebird ID in this 3-day virtual workshop with Alvaro Jaramillo!
UPDATE: This workshop is full. To be added to the waitlist, please contact Sirena Lao at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you ever thought, “I don’t do shorebirds” or “shorebirds are too difficult for me”? Take this workshop to learn more about them and improve your shorebird identification skills!
Shorebirds are simply amazing: they have the most spectacular migrations, wonderfully unique breeding strategies, gorgeous colors when breeding, and a huge fan base in the birding world. They can often be tricky to identify because there are so many species and because some are truly difficult. But some shorebirds are quite distinctive, and learning the easier species is a great starting point for understanding shorebirds and eventually moving on to the harder species. By learning about shorebirds, you’ll enjoy some of our most amazing and diverse migrants. So, yes, you can do shorebirds, you just need to give them a try!
In this 3-day virtual workshop, we’ll focus on seeing the diversity of shorebirds in California and the West Coast and getting the large number of species down to smaller groups. Then we will discuss identification within those groups. This workshop is recommended for beginner birders and up (high school and up). We will not deal with the most difficult identifications; those are left for our more advanced class which you can learn about by clicking here.
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.
Monday, July 27
Wednesday, July 29
Monday, August 3
6:00pm – 7:30pm
$100 total per person for all 3 classes
As part of our commitment to racial justice, we hope to offer scholarships to students from underrepresented groups. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as funds become available. Click here to apply for the scholarship. If you'd like to donate to the scholarship fund, you can do so below in increments of $10.
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