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

What species am I? Join our Gull Workshop to find out!

Lincoln's Sparrow


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!

Gull Workshop

2015 Workshops

Gull Identification Workshop
Register now!
Classroom instruction on Tuesday, Dec. 8th, and Thursday, Dec. 10th, and field trip on Sunday, Dec. 13th (classroom instruction at the Sobrato Conference Center in Redwood City from 6:30-9:00 pm, field trip location and time 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, we 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 bayside spots in the Milpitas and Alviso area which are flat areas without much slope, several sites are adjacent to parking areas and are easy to access. If it has been raining and we visit the Environmental Education Center keep in mind that this spot can get a tad muddy.

Registration & Payment

Each workshop is $150 per person. We have changed our membership benefits! You must have an active membership to register for a workshop. To check your membership status please call 408-946-6548 and we will be happy to assist you. You can also make a membership payment online by visiting our secure website.

You can register for a workshop using one of the three registration methods below.

1. Write a check, payable to the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory. Print out and complete this registration form, and mail your check and registration form to 524 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035.

2. Pay online using our secure website. Under the Donation menu, there is a drop-down menu titled “Program-Designation;" please select "Adult Birding Workshop." In the "Dedication" line, please be sure to include any other pertinent information, such as the class name or the number of participants.
Then email Outreach and Communications Director Kristin Butler at kbutler@sfbbo.org with the following:
Name of the workshop
Your name
Your email
Phone number

3. Call us with your credit card number. Please call our office at 408-946-6548.

Once you have followed these steps, we will confirm your reservation via email. Please follow the instructions above or the process may be delayed.

Each workshop is limited to 15-20 students; workshops that are full will be marked as [full].

You must be a minimum of 16 years of age to participate in a workshop.

Other Information

Workshops are held at the Sobrato Center for Non-profits in Milpitas,
600 Valley Way, Milpitas Directions OR
the Sobrato Center for Non-profits in Redwood City
330 or 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City. Directions