Birding by Impression - A Trip Leader Workshop - Red Rock Audubon

Alex Harper will lead a class on identifying birds by their characteristics.

8 Attendees
Event Type: Social Event
Open to Non-members: Yes
Members Price: $0
Non-members Price: $0
Start Time: 12/03/2023 07:30 AM
End Time: 12/03/2023 10:00 AM

Location: Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

    350 E Galleria Dr
    Henderson NV, 89011

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When we begin birding, we often have to systematically break down the features of a bird—its relative size, shape, patterning, and behavior—and compare that to other birds in the vicinity. And over time, our brains begin to subconsciously pick up on these features, helping us to identify the same birds subconsciously and almost effortlessly. This latter part is an example of intuition. In this workshop, we will look at birds with a technical lens, really breaking down the features of birds that we run into so that we can bolster our impression of these birds. Over time, these practices help us to move towards that expert level of intuition that partly comes from getting proficient at gaining impressions. This is employing what we know about the process and creating a framework and approach to observation.

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