Presenters: Eddie Bartley and Noreen Weeden
Take a fast-paced virtual spin around one of California’s most important birding areas: the Salton Sink. Though much altered by humans in the past century, the endorheic or drainless Salton Sink (of which the Salton Sea is a major feature) holds magnificent bird diversity and abundance, especially in winter, which will be the seasonal focus of this presentation.
Eddie Bartley and Noreen Weeden will share photography and natural history stories about the unique biodiversity, regional specialty birds, and favorite wildlife spots they’ve discovered in 25+ years visiting this region filled with natural phenomena.
Eddie and Noreen are volunteer researchers and educators with the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory and Golden Gate Audubon Society and board members at the Yerba Buena Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. They also lead natural history, bird watching and photography tours for Nature Trip of out their home base in San Francisco at NATURETRIP.COM. They’ve led winter trips to the Salton Sea for Golden Gate Audubon for a number of years.
This event will take place online via Zoom and last approximately 60-75 minutes. Registrants will be sent a link and password to access the Zoom. The session will be recorded, and registrants will have access to the recording on the web for two weeks after the event, regardless of whether they attend the live presentation.
Photo: Salton Sea by Phil Konstantin