Do you want to improve your gull identification skills? While a class can help, practice is just as important. Gull ID Camp blends instruction and practice during its 5 online sessions. There will also be two field trips for additional practice and to test your skills. By the end of Gull ID Camp, participants should feel comfortable identifying the majority of gulls encountered in the field in Northern California.
Gull ID Camp will focus mainly on: California, Glaucous-winged, Ring-billed, Western, Herring, Thayer’s, and Short-billed Gulls of all ages. Other gulls that may be encountered in the field will be touched upon including: Heerman’s, Bonaparte’s, Kittiwake, Sabine’s, Glaucous, Lesser Black-backed, Laughing, and Franklin’s. We will also learn how to identify hybrid gulls and how to make an educated guess as to their lineage.
Gull ID Camp is designed for intermediate level birders. The target audience are birders who already feel comfortable identifying the common adult gulls, but struggle in sorting through large flocks of gulls of multiple species and ages.
Recordings of the lecture presentations will be available to class participants for a limited period of time.
- Five Wednesday evening classes by Zoom: January 5, 12, 19, 26; February 2: 7 to 8 pm.
- Two field trips, Saturday January 22 and Sunday January 30 (locations and times will be announced in class and by email)
- $100 for GGAS members, $125 for non-members
Once this class is full, you may sign up to be on a waiting list.