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Field Trip: Beginning Birding by Ear - Sold Out!

$22 Adult; $10 Youth

Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 7:45 am - 11:00 am

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

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Description

The skill of identifying birds by their vocalizations adds a wonderful new level of enjoyment to any outdoor outing. Join us for a morning of listening to and learning some audio clues for identifying bird songs and calls in the field. Some listening and recording equipment used in Greg Weddig's Soundscapes workshop will be along on this trip. Participants may wish to take the Soundscapes of California workshop on Saturday at 9am at the Chico Masonic Family Center that compliments this field trip.

Field Trip Leaders

Scott Huber

Scott Huber has lead birding trips from Arizona to the Arctic. He is Past President of Altacal Audubon Society, Board Member of Audubon California and currently serves on the Chico City Council. He aspires to be as good a birder as his son Liam.

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Dan Dugan

Dan Dugan is best known as the inventor of the automatic microphone mixer. He has been a technical mentor for the Nature Sounds Society since 1990. Dugan has recorded surround sound in many national parks including Muir Woods, Joshua Tree, and Yosemite. He has published six "relaxation CD's" of nature sounds with naturemusicdownload.com and a full-length dawn chorus from Mariposa Grove in Yosemite with listeningearth.com.

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Greg Weddig

Greg Weddig has been recording and documenting natural soundscapes since 2003. He is a member of the Nature Sounds Society, a founding member of the Maryland Nature Recordists, and has taught field recording and editing classes. Greg is currently a volunteer recordist for Lassen Volcanic National Park.

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Sharon Perry

Sharon Perry has worked as an environmental educator. She is currently the chair of the Nature Sounds Society.

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