Are you interested in learning more about birds, but you don’t know where to start? Have you been looking at birds for years but want to build a better foundation of knowledge about their biology?
Join me, the Mono Lake Committee’s Lead Naturalist Guide, on one or more virtual seminars that explore the important basic topics of ornithology, the study of birds, in our virtual seminar offerings this winter. Registration is now open, and spots are limited, so register today!
We have scheduled a virtual seminar every other Sunday evening from January 30 to April 10, covering a variety of ornithology topics:
January 30: Bird Anatomy & Physiology
February 13: Bird Feathers & Flight
February 27: Bird Food & Foraging
March 13: Bird Mating, Vocal, & Social Behavior
March 27: Bird Breeding Biology
April 10: Bird Migration & Dispersal
The virtual seminars will broaden your knowledge of important foundations of ornithology that can be applied to every bird you see, and I’ll be using examples of birds local to the Mono Basin to help prepare you for your next visit. Each seminar includes a 60–75 minute presentation with beautiful visuals, a Q&A session, and take-home exercises so you can apply your newfound knowledge to your own backyard birds.
Each seminar is $25 for individuals or $40 for a couple or household, with a 10% discount for Mono Lake Committee members. You can also sign up for all six seminars at once for a discounted $135 for individuals and $225 for a couple or household, with an added 10% off for Committee members when you enter promo code MEMBER. (Not a member, but want the discount? You can join when you register!)
The virtual seminars are limited to 25 people. We expect participants to attend the seminars live, but if something comes up and prevents live attendance, we will be recording the seminars and they will be available to participants until May 15, 2022.
Top photo by Nora Livingston.