On Wednesday, February 18th, The River Exchange and Mount Shasta Area Audubon Society will host an educational bird identification workshop led by The River Exchange Executive Director and local biologist Phil Detrich. The workshop will be held from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum. Registration is not required, and a $5 donation is requested at the door.
Phil Detrich, who conducted years of research for several state and federal natural resource agencies on Red-tailed Hawks, Northern Goshawks, and Bald Eagles during the 1980s and 1990s, will present this workshop. “Field identification of birds of prey can be challenging, but with training and a good observational approach, most raptors can be quickly identified,” says Phil Detrich. “This workshop will provide the kind of training needed to accurately identify an assortment of raptors as well as many of the waterfowl that migrate through the Upper Klamath Basin.”
Phil’s slideshow presentation will include many close-up views of raptors captured for research purposes, as well as images of waterfowl found in the Upper Klamath Basin this time of year. Bring a notebook to take plenty of notes.
The workshop is a great foundation for the upcoming Bald Eagle and Winter Waterfowl Field Trip hosted by The River Exchange and the Mount Shasta Area Audubon Society. The field trip will take birders through the Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuges on February 21st to view a wide variety of bird species, including Great-horned Owls, Pintails, Wigeons, Snow Geese, Tundra Swans, Bald and Golden Eagles, and many more. Email The River Exchange at email@example.com or call (530)235-2012 for more information