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Field Trip: Bird Photography at Rancho Esquon Workshop/Field Trip - Sold Out!

$27 Adult; $10 Youth

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

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Bird photography is a rapidly-growing past-time. This workshop will be held at Rancho Esquon, a 900-acre private holding that is managed to assist the increase of suitable habitat essential to over 300 species of birds traveling along the Pacific Flyway. The workshop focuses on the basics of bird and other wildlife photography from its history, advances in equipment types, equipment uses and settings to the discussion of various field techniques. It includes where and how to best approach wildlife, what makes a good image, and ends with ethical and legal aspects. The hour-long PowerPoint presentation points out mistakes many novice photographers initially make and how to correct them. The session will be followed with a field trip to nearby wetlands for the purpose of applying some of the techniques discussed. Youth, age 16 & 17, are welcome. Dress warmly and bring water and a snack.

Field Trip Leader

Dean Carrier

Dean Carrier has been a life-long wildlife biologist (his first bird book is dated "Christmas, 1943"). Graduating from Humboldt State University, he worked professionally for the Arizona Game and Fish Department and then for the U.S. Forest Service where he was responsible for a variety of endangered species work locally, regionally and nationally until his retirement in 1991. As a frustrated left-brained individual with right-brained yearnings (he couldn't sketch a critter that looked like one if he wanted to) he found his artistic niche in photography which he has been active in for 45 years. He travels both domestically and abroad to pursue his bird photography habit and uses his images (and others) for PowerPoint presentations on nature and ecology for grammar school children in Butte County.

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