|Immature male Brambling by Curtis Marantz
A Very Big California Year
Thursday, July 21 in San Francisco
Curtis Marantz received an M.S. in biology from Louisiana State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. His research examined vocal variation and systematics in groups of woodcreepers, a passerine family that occurs exclusively in the Neotropics. For his fieldwork Marantz spent extended periods of time making audio recordings of woodcreepers and other birds in the forests of Brazil and Venezuela. He is now a biological consultant in Riverside.
Date: Thursday, July 21
Time: 6:30 p.m. refreshments, 7 p.m. speaker
Place: First Unitarian Universalist Church & Center
Cost: Free for GGAS members, $5 for non-members
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