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WORKSHOP: Sparrows without Anxiety (with Tom Gaskill)

  • Papago Buttes Church of the Brethren (map)

Sparrows are beautiful, and they can be enjoyable (and even fun). We will get past the angst that sparrows and other LBJs cause among birders by seeing sparrows differently: primarily through habitat niche specialization, genus, and shape, not by focusing on plumage. Our workshop will focus on strategies for identifying and appreciating LBJs. Our field trip will put those lessons into practice while we visit some of the better sparrow habitats around the west valley. (Those are also good birding spots in general, so expect lots of birds.) Walking will be easy, but the soils can be silty and dusty. Workshop participants have priority in the field trip (Saturday, March 9, 7am-3:30pm, West Valley). Registration is free to MAS members. Membership levels start at $20. Checks, cash and credit cards accepted at the workshops, or download the membership form (PDF file attached below) and send along with $20 to: Maricopa Audubon Society Attn: Vicki Hire Treasurer PO Box 603 Chandler, AZ 85244 (Please note that if checks are not received before the workshop, you will be asked to pay at the door.)

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