Advanced Shorebird Identification Workshop 2020
ID tricky shorebirds in this 3-day virtual workshop with Alvaro Jaramillo!
**Scholarships available - see below**
Some shorebirds can be very difficult to identify. These include doozies like the dowitchers or some of the smaller peeps. Additionally, rarer species sometimes show up, and having a solid foundation in shorebird identification and knowing what to look for are important for recognizing if you are seeing an unusual shorebird. However, some of these difficult identifications have not been tackled in a way that simplifies how to separate these species; it is often not as difficult as you would think! It just takes a clear idea of what to focus on. As odd lost shorebirds show up all over North America, there is a general excitement regarding shorebirds in the birding world. Get in on the fun, and start exercising those birding ID skills!
In this 3-day virtual workshop, we will first review shorebird identification and diversity, and then drill down to the more difficult groups with a focus on California and West Coast species. We will look at dowitchers, peeps and stints, golden-plovers and yes, the yellowlegs, as well as a few species from Asia and Europe.
This workshop is recommended for intermediate and advanced birders, high school and up. If you’re looking for a beginner-level class, click 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, August 10
Wednesday, August 12
Monday, August 17
$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.