Workshops with Alvaro Jaramillo, Birder and Naturalist
Put your birding into an ecological context! These workshops incorporate ecology, evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, and natural history to complement bird identification information taught in class. Alvaro always offers up fresh materials gleaned from his extensive travels and research. Please join him for these fun and informative workshops!
The classroom portion of the workshops will be held at the Sobrato Center for Non-profits in Redwood City, Bay Room C.
Tuesday, Jan. 29st, Thursday, Jan. 31 (instruction), 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Sunday, Feb. 3rd (field trip), TBA
Gulls can be a challenge to identify; this workshop will help you understand the general concepts of gull identification to give you the confidence to go out there and give the local gulls a name (and age). Apart from identification, w will touch on topics such as human influence on gull distribution, the impact of gulls on other breeding birds, gull behavior, and migration.
Birding Level: Intermediate on up.
Physical Requirements (for field trip): Light. We will bird various trails, coastal spots and generally flat areas without much slope. At this time of year active migration is most easily visible on the coast. We will spend some time watching visual migration on the coast, before looking for migrant and resident landbirds on the San Mateo coast.