Western Field Ornithologists Conference: Petaluma, CA September 26-30
Late September in northern California is the peak of pelagic birding,
ideal for finding rare songbirds, and a great time to see an excellent variety
of shorebirds. We will have field trips focusing on all these and more.
Shearwater Journeys is offering four pelagic trips at discounted rates for
conference registrants, including an exclusive Photographer's Pelagic for only
This conference offers a rich combination of science sessions, field
trips, and workshops to improve your field skills. This year we offer ID
workshops on shorebirds with Al Jaramillo, pelagic birds with Jim Danzenbaker and
Scott Terrill, and raptors with Homer Hansen and Allen Fish. Peter Pyle
will show how understanding molt can enhance your time in the field, Keith
Hansen will teach new ways of looking birds as you learn to make field
sketches, and Richard Vacha will help you identify tracks of birds and other
wildlife. To register and see full details go to
_www.westernfieldornithologists.org_ (aoldb://mail/write/www.westernfieldornithologists.org) and click on
the 'Annual Conference' banner in the middle of the page. You will probably
want to download the Conference Details and Conference Planner documents
to review before you begin registration.
As others have learned from previous WFO conferences, the most popular
events will fill up within minutes. EARLY REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL to ensure
you get the field trips and workshops you want.
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