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BACKYARD BIRDER CLASS
May 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$5
Presented by Tomás Setubal
Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center
When: Saturday, May 5th
Time: 10 a.m. – noon
For our May program, in our Backyard Birding series, Tomás Setubal, a new presenter for 2018, will lead a discussion on the incredible phenomenon of Migration, and the mechanisms that govern the mass movement of avian species worldwide.
Tomás Setubal was born in the bountiful tidelands of Puget Sound but migrated soon after to Brazil. Years later he returned to the USA, undoubtedly driven by the same forces responsible for the cross-continental movement of the winged and feathered. He took up birding in Virginia, and began studying birds in Wisconsin during his undergraduate years. He has been a field-biologist since, having worked in ornithology projects in Ecuador, Brazil, California, and Washington. He was a point-counter for Olympic National Park in 2014, where he now works as an aquatic ecologist.
He will emphasize migratory bird species of Clallam Co, an important component of the Pacific Flyway’s migration routes. He will discuss key species, when they are here, why our varied habitats are important, and why the study of migration is an inherent component toward learning about the health and sustainability of bird populations.
“Backyard Birding” can be taken either as individual classes or as a series. The cost of each session is $5 and is free for anyone under 18. After the completion of five sessions, participants will be offered free membership in OPAS for one year.