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Messengers of the Landscape: Bird Language of the Laguna Workshop

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 07:00am - 11:00am
Laguna Environmental Center
900 Sanford Road
Santa Rosa, California 95401
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Contact: Anita Smith
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The Laguna Foundation presents an early morning adventure with wildlife ecologist, Meghan Walla-Murphy to learn about the Laguna de Santa Rosa and the many bird species that call it home!


Have you ever wondered what that bird is singing in your backyard? Are you curious about more than identification and want to know what the birds are saying and why? Through quiet observation, mapping, and group discussion, learn to decipher the different calls of bird language and become keen observers of behavior. Birds are the messengers of the landscape, and once you begin to recognize territorial calls, alarm calls, and juvenile begging calls, the ecology of open spaces will become new places of wonder and discovery.


Hot drinks and snacks will be provided in Heron Hall before heading out into nature. This outing will take place mostly outdoors, and will involve a short walk to Irwin Creek (approx. 1/2 mile roundtrip) on fairly flat but uneven ground, with lots of sitting, listening, and watching. All ages are welcome, kids under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Rain will cancel, and fee will be refunded.