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Common Yellowthroat by Scott Whittle

Identifying Warblers – this Thursday in Berkeley

 

Warblers are a favorite of many birders, but they are often a challenge to identify. Our April guest speaker is Scott Whittle, co-author of The Warbler Guide, a new critically acclaimed book that can give you some useful warbler ID solutions.

Scott will talk about important but often overlooked ID points such as overall contrast, subtle facial features, general color impression, feather edging, and behavior. He will also present the guide’s revolutionary system for studying and memorizing vocalizations that can give the warbler enthusiast a whole new set of tools for identification by ear. He will show that once birders have a trained eye and ear, even partial views of the bird can be valuable and diagnostic–and that with the right information, every look at a bird can be a good look.

Date: Thursday April 17

Time: 7 p.m. refreshments, 7:30 pm program

Location: Northbrae Community Church
941 The Alameda (between Marin and Solano), Berkeley

Cost: Free for GGAS members, $5 for non-members.

For more information, call us at (510) 843-2222.

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