Field Trip: Beginning Birding by Ear & Nature Sounds Society

Field Trip: Beginning Birding by Ear & Nature Sounds Society - Sold Out!

$35 Adult; $15 Youth

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024 7:30 am - 11:00 am

Meet at Patrick Ranch Museum (Map)

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The skill of identifying birds by their vocalizations adds a wonderful new level of enjoyment to any outdoor outing. Many experienced birders find most of their birds by sound alone! Join us for a morning of listening to and learning some audio clues for identifying bird songs and calls in the field at the Pine Creek Unit of the Sacramento River Refuge Complex. Asher takes delight in helping people add this rewarding skill to their birding toolkit! Greg Weddig, Dan Dugan and Sharon Perry, from Nature Sounds Society, will bring listening and recording equipment on this trip.

Field Trip Leaders

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 and a full-length dawn chorus from Mariposa Grove in Yosemite with

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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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Asher Perla

Asher Perla is a 17 year old high school student and birder from Yuba county. He started birding in early 2019, after going on a Snow Goose Festival field trip! Since then he's gone all over the country in search of birds, and is completely obsessed! Asher goes birding every day, and loves to observe new behaviours in common birds as well as finding unusual species. He plans to pursue a career in Ornithology!

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