Alvaro Jaramillo. SFBBO Senior Biologist and international trip leader for Field Guides.
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What species am I? Join our Gull Workshop to find out!
PHOTO BY ALVARO JARAMILLO
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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!
The classroom portion of the workshops will be held at the Sobrato Center for Non-profits in Redwood City. Directions
Tuesday, Aug. 27th, Thursday, Aug. 29th (instruction), 6:30 – 9:00 pm,
Pulitzer Prize nominated nature book writer Scott Weidensaul has written that in North American birding, the ocean is the final frontier! It is a vast environment and access is difficult. Birds move due to migration, food concentrations, and changing habitat conditions. But the rewards of heading out on the ocean are huge! Seabirds are gorgeous with their graceful lines, shapes, and flight styles. They include some of the most amazing of migrant species, birds that use the entire ocean as part of their annual distribution. The ocean off the coast of California is one of the richest places on earth, with opportunities to observe iconic species such as albatrosses, puffins, shearwaters, auklets, and storm-petrels. Rarities, odd fish, and whales may also be viewed! The classroom portion of this workshop will focus on the identification, and ecology, and distribution of seabirds. This workshop can be taken as just a class or include a discounted pelagic trip.
Class is $90, pelagic will be offered at discounted rate of $110. Please contact Kristin Butler at 408-946-6548 x10 or email@example.com to sign up for the class portion; you will need to contact Alvaro at 650-504-7779 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for discounted pelagic. Other pelagic dates are available; check
http://alvarosadventures.com/boat-trips/pelagics/ for other dates.
Birding Level: Beginner on up.
Physical Requirements (for fieldtrip): Moderate. Comfort level will depend on current weather and your personal tolerance for sea conditions. Fortunately, late August to early September seas average the mildest conditions of the year. The boat will depart from Pillar Point Harbor, just north of Half Moon Bay. Strategies for preventing seasickness will be discussed in the workshop. The boat is coast guard certified with all of the required safety equipment, and experienced captains.
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 Membership Coordinator Kristin Butler at email@example.com with the following:
Name of the workshop
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.
The Bird ID workshop will be held at the Sobrato Center for Non-profits in Redwood City.
Times: Instruction evenings are from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.; field trip times and location TBA.