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!
Saturday March 24, Half Moon Bay, CA - 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Lecture; 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Field Trip (with lunch break), $100, open to current SFBBO members ONLY
Well-camouflaged and perfectly adapted to living low and near the ground, sparrows are often categorized as “little brown jobs” by birders. By concentrating on differences in shape, behavior, voice, and habitat, sparrows can be easier to identify than you think. Sparrows are also fascinating as they have afforded scientists important opportunities to learn about bird song, dialects, territoriality, and migration patterns. Come and gain an appreciation for this largely North American group of birds, their natural history, and their influence on ornithology.
Birding Level: Beginner on up.
Physical Requirements (for fieldtrip): Light to moderate depending how much we need to walk. Most sites are on flat terrain, although we may visit at least one site that has trails on a slope; we will take it easy though – you will not need mountain climbing gear for this workshop.
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. Please mail your check with a note about which workshop it is for 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 " the name of the 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 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.