Talk explores beginning birdwatching

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Yolo Basin Foundation’s Flyway Nights speaker series on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. will be “A Practical Guide to Starting Birdwatching” with Ken Ealy, President of the Yolo Audubon Society. This talk is designed for persons of all ages who are considering birdwatching as a hobby but are looking for help on how to get started. Topics will include examining the motivations for wanting to watch birds as a pastime, basic equipment needed, or helpful, and where to go to enjoy watching birds. Also included is a brief look at the many different levels of birdwatching, from the simplistic to the extreme.

Ken Ealy is President of the Yolo Audubon Society and a Docent for Yolo Basin Foundation’s monthly field trips to the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area and the City of Davis Wetlands. Ken began “formally” birdwatching in 1970 and has a Bachelors’ degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from UC Davis. He is retired from a career in Labor Relations and Human Resources at UC Davis and the State of California.

Flyway Nights is a monthly speaker series highlighting environmental issues, natural history of Northern California wildlife, and current research topics in conservation. Yolo Basin Foundation hosts Flyway Nights the first Thursday of the month from November to April at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 Chiles Road.

A $5 donation to support the Foundation’s wetland education programs is suggested. Yolo Basin Foundation members are free.

For the complete schedule and more information, visit or call Yolo Basin Foundation, 530-757-3780.


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