Birds Of The Bay Area

Instructor: Gordon

Fall commemorates the beginning of new life for all those spring and summer fledglings. Many groups are migrating from Northern regions becoming too cold for their survival. We’ll be comparing modes of distribution, especially effects of weather on navigation, and the varied adaptive patterns of avian timing and plumages formed by birds.

For classroom time, we’ll continue examining bird songs and functions of selected calls, looking at both diurnal and nocturnal species. Field trips will be designed to illustrate the classroom themes and reinforce our identification prowess. We will reflect on recent field trip results along with current, local and worldwide significant bird happenings. We will have opportunities for sharing in-field photo results, as well as personal experiences. Destinations and directions will be announced prior to outings.

Requirement(s): Physically able to participate in planned activities. Note(s): When field trips are planned for greater distances, session time will be doubled, either 8:15-12:15 or 10:15-2:15. No Class: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/29 Instructor Bio: Phil Gordon, a retired biology teacher, has taught bird classes for over 40 years. An active birder and popular instructor, along with his wife Pat, as a regular participant and leader to Audubon Society field trips. They are compilers for the Hayward-Fremont Christmas Bird Count. He continues to share with students, including photographically, experiences related to birds locally and in the natural world at large – Arctic to Temperate to Neotropic, even (recently) to subAntarctic. Field trips and workshops are coordinated to focus on birding skills and learning aspects of the natural history and biology of birds and their protection.
  • Date(s): 9/6-12/6
  • Day(s): Friday
  • Time: 10:15am - 12:15pm
  • Location: Room 12
  • Sessions: 10 classes
  • Fees: $59
  • Register By: September 1
  • Course Code: 970100

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