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Alvaro Jaramillo. SFBBO Senior Biologist and international trip leader for Field Guides.

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Workshops with Alvaro Jaramillo for the Adult 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!


2016 Workshops

Pelagic Trip with Alvaro Jaramillo

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Saturday Aug. 27 (all day, times TBA) Monterey Bay, CA, "Members-Only exclusive offer, $130 (part of the proceeds will be donated to SFBBO)

Interested in learning about seabirds that live off of Monterey Bay? Sign up for an exclusive SFBBO "members-only" pelagic trip with SFBBO Senior Biologist Alvaro Jaramillo and other members of the SFBBO team on Aug. 27, 2016. Monterey Bay is like no place else on earth and offers deeper water closer to shore, whales, and more. The trip will focus on the identification, ecology, and distribution of seabirds and will be for SFBBO members only.

Alvaro is a well-respected Bay Area ornithologist and author who recently published the "American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of California." He is also a wonderful teacher and guide who has taken birders on international trips to South America, Israel, and other great birding spots and also recently helped discover a new bird species in Chile. Alvaro got his birding start in Canada and started his Bay Area birding experience as a bird bander with SFBBO almost 20 years ago. His expertise and enthusiasm always make his trips very popular.  

Physical Requirements for the boat ride: Moderate. Comfort level will depend on current weather and your personal tolerance for Bay conditions. Fortunately, late August to early September seas average the mildest conditions of the year. The boat is coast guard certified with all of the required safety equipment, and experienced captains.
To qualify to join the trip by becoming a member of SFBBO, please visit our website. Once you are a member, you can sign up for Alvaro's trip by visiting his website at Alvaro's Adventures. Please write to outreach@sfbbo.org if you have questions. Thanks!