Learn tips and techniques to enhance your birding skills while observing birds in a variety of habitats at Point Reyes.
Winter is actually the time of greatest abundance for many birds at Point Reyes. The varied coastal habitats are rich feeding areas for many ducks, shorebirds, and other water birds. Hawks, falcons and other raptors occur in large numbers due to these rich feeding conditions. Warblers, thrushes, flycatchers and other land birds are also found here in high numbers. The result is that this is an exceptional place to discover and enjoy birds.
This class will cover the basics of field identification in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. While observing birds in a variety of habitats, this program will offer insights into the use of binoculars, scopes and field guides. David will share techniques that will enhance your birding skills.
Come discover why birding is one of the most popular pastimes in the country. The class will start at the picnic area near the Bear Valley Visitor Center and then visit other locations. David's other classes and photographs can be viewed on his website, www.calnaturalist.com
David Wimpfheimer is a professional naturalist and biologist. For thirty-five years David has pursed his passion, natural history of the America West. He enthusiastically shares his extensive knowledge about all aspects of the natural world with many groups including Smithsonian Institution, California Academy of Sciences, Road Scholar and Oceanic Society.