Birding by Ear Field Workshops (press release)
Friends of Mono Lake Reserve &
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
How many times have you heard a bird sing and wondered what kind it was? Wouldn’t it be fun and satisfying to be able to identify birds by their song or call? Come and listen to the sounds of the birds and learn to associate those songs to the actual bird.
These 4-hour workshops begin at 8:00 a.m. and are oriented for beginning and intermediate birders but all levels of birders are welcome. Come prepared to have a good time at a relaxed pace. Beginning near the shore of Mono Lake the group will visit a variety of habitats gradually working its way up to an elevation of about 7,000-8,000 ft.
Dave Marquart, State Park Interpreter with the Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, will help participants listen to singing birds in a way they perhaps never have and to develop techniques to help identify and remember them. Dave has been listening to the sounds of nature for most of his life and has been leading bird walks for 21 years.
Three dates to choose from:
Saturday, May 31st
Thursday, June 12th
Saturday, June 14th
(Each workshop limited to 12 participants)
Please feel free to forward this to anyone you think might be interested.
Proceeds go to support interpretive activities at the Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve