[Tweeters] Puget Sound seabird workshop

Dennis Paulson dennispaulson at comcast.net
Wed Dec 26 12:22:49 PST 2007

Hello, tweeters.

Here is an announcement from the Slater Museum of Natural History
that I've been asked to post. Needless to say, I approve of this



Sponsored by the Slater Museum of Natural History, University of
Puget Sound, Tacoma, and Tahoma Audubon Society

February 23, 2008

Would you like to know how to identify those birds swimming on Puget
Sound or flying past in flocks when you are at the shore or riding
the ferry? This day-long workshop is designed to acquaint
participants with the resident and migrant seabirds of Puget Sound.
It is oriented toward preparing citizen scientists to conduct seabird
censuses, but all are welcome.

The workshop will consist of a morning session discussing the
identification and natural history of 43 species of sea ducks, loons,
grebes, pelicans, cormorants, jaegers, gulls, terns, and alcids that
occur regularly in the Sound. Both photos and specimens will be used
to illustrate the species. After lunch, the group will set off for
nearby Puget Sound localities to see many of these same birds in the

Prerequisites: The ability to tell a loon from a grebe from a duck.

The instructor will be Dr. Dennis Paulson, Director Emeritus, Slater
Museum and teacher extraordinaire. Dennis has been learning and
teaching about the seabirds of this region for 40 years. This is
truly an opportunity not to be missed.

The cost of the workshop is $50 ($35 for students and seniors). Limit
20 participants.

To register or for more information, contact Carol Curtin at
ccurtin at ups.edu or (253) 879-2784.

Dennis Paulson
1724 NE 98 St.
Seattle, WA 98115
dennispaulson at comcast.net

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