Puzzling Pairs

Spring is here—the perfect time to brush up on your ID chops! Need to recalibrate on the difference between female House and Purple Finch? Is the jury still out on whether that’s a pewee or a dreaded empidonax?  Oliver and Adrian will break down a series of notoriously subtle identification challenges, using side-by-side visual comparisons of look alike species that frequent the Bay Area in Spring. Bring pencil and paper—and come ready to test your perception with fun pop Zoom quizzes.

House Finch by Pam Young

Adrian Hinkle recently moved to California to study water issues as a UC Berkeley grad student. He enjoys leading field trips, exploring under-birded places with friends, and volunteering as an eBird reviewer and regional editor for North American Birds.

Oliver James got his start birding on Golden Gate Audubon Society field trips as a kid in Berkeley, CA. Today, he’s a grad student at UC Berkeley and serves on the Board at GGAS. He’s also the author and illustrator of Birds of Berkeley (Heyday Press).

This event will take place online via Zoom and last approximately 60-75 minutes. Registrants will be sent a link and password to access the Zoom. The session will be recorded, and registrants will have access to the recording on the web for two weeks after the event, regardless of whether they attend the live presentation.

Registration will close at noon on April 7.

Registrants: If you didn’t receive or misplace the Zoom link, email birdathon@goldengateaudubon.org or call Ilana at (510) 301-5573.