The Birder Brain

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

7:00pm-9:00pm via Zoom

Alvaro Jaramillo

Join us for our September General Meeting on Zoom.

Most bird identification lectures focus on field marks and the specifics of separating species. But few ask exactly how we identify birds? What is our thought process? Truth is that bird identification is complicated. The trick is to train yourself to do it like a professional, and that is the aim of this presentation. Join us for a lighthearted but informative explanation of how the birder brain learns birds.

Alvaro Jaramillo is an internationally known ornithologist. An expert on the birds of North America, he wrote the American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of California and New World Blackbirds. He is also an authority on the birds of Chile, authoring Birds of Chile, collaborating on Chile's Important Bird Areas program, and helping to identify a new bird species there: Oceanites pincoyae (Pincoya StormĀ­Petrel). He leads birding trips throughout the world with his company, Alvaro's Adventures.

(This meeting is online via Zoom. Click here to register).