Migrant Treasure Hunt:
Advanced Birding Class, Golden Gate Audubon Society
Prepare for the migrant treasure hunt and sharpen your birding skills by better understanding local bird distribution patterns in time and space. Through this 4-week advanced class we’ll review how seasonal changes in various Bay Area habitats influence the birds you’ll expect to find in the field, particularly migrants and vagrants. You’ll get practical birding tips on what to look for throughout the seasons when “hunting” for migratory birds in the Fall.
At the end of this course you’ll be better prepared to find local migrant and vagrant birds with confidence. Moreover, the principles you’ll learn regarding bird distribution in relation to seasonal changes and habitats apply to any place you may explore around the world.
September 13-October 8, 2016
4 Tue. Evening Classes
4 Sat. Field Trips
GGAS Members: $130
Limited to 20 participants
I. Classroom Session: Introduction
II. Classroom Session: Bird Migration & Vagrancy
III. Classroom Session: Bird Migration (Cont.) / Shorebirds
IV. Classroom Session: Waterfowl / Seabirds
Migrant Treasure Hunt Selected Readings and Resources