BACKYARD BIRDER CLASS
April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$5
Presented by Tomás Setubal
Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center
When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – noon
The seventh in the series will be Migration presented by Tomás Setubal, aquatic ecologist for Olympic National Park. Tomás will lead a discussion on the incredible phenomenon of migration and the mechanisms that govern the mass movement of avian species worldwide. He will emphasize the bird species seen in Clallam County, which provides an important component of the Pacific Flyway’s migration route. He will discuss the arrivals and departures of key species, why our varied habitats are important, and why migration is inherent to the health and sustainability of bird populations.
Tomás was born on the bountiful tidelands of Puget Sound, and lived his early years in Brazil. He later returned to the United States, specifically Virginia, where he took up birding. At college in Wisconsin, he focused his undergraduate studies in the field of ornithology. During his professional career, he has worked as a field biologist on numerous ornithology projects in Ecuador, Brazil, California, and Washington State. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a local expert about the fascinating phenomenon of bird migration.
“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.