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Gull Identification - Lisa Hug
One-day classroom and field study course
Saturday, January 12, 2019, 9 AM-4 PM
Bodega Bay Grange in Bodega Bay (maximum of 15 participants)
Class Description: Many birders find looking at gulls to be an intimidating process, but it doesn’t have to be. There are some simple strategies to follow that can take some of the intimidation and frustration out of gull identification. You won’t become an expert overnight, but you may become more courageous about practicing your bird identification skills on gulls. We will spend a half-day in the classroom with a PowerPoint presentation focusing on gulls of Bodega Bay and the Sonoma Coast. After a lunch break, we will study these gulls in the field for the rest of the day. Join birder Lisa Hug for a day of fun, exciting, and challenging gull watching. Bring lunch, water, binoculars, field guide, layered clothing for unpredictable weather, and wear comfortable, waterproof shoes or boots.
Instructor Bio: Lisa Hug is a birder and naturalist living in Sonoma County. She is very familiar with the bird life (and other wildlife) of California. Lisa’s specialty area is the North Bay Area, including Marin and Sonoma Counties, highlighting Point Reyes National Seashore and Bodega Bay. She is a freelance naturalist and contract biologist, has been an Interpretive Ranger for Point Reyes National Seashore, and a research assistant with Point Reyes Bird Observatory and the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Lisa served as president of the Redwood Regional Ornithological Society for two years and enjoys teaching birding classes in both Sonoma and Marin Counties.
Please complete a separate enrollment for each person who will be attending.