Date: 3/31/21 8:20 pm From: drbirdie <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender drbirdie for DMARC) Subject: [texbirds] Bill Clark raptor ID presentation for TOS April 9 & 10, 2021
Hi Texbirders,Please see below for an announcement about another great raptor program that Bill Clark will present online for TOS next week.Registration closes April 6.Be there and be in a square (I will be).Good birding ya'll,Byron Stone, Austin, Tx
TOS Advanced Raptor ID – Friday evening and Saturday April 9 & 10TOS is excited to announce that internationally-recognized expert (and Texas resident) Bill Clark will present another virtual class for us on raptor identification just in time for spring raptor migration in Texas. This class will be conducted via Zoom on Friday evening April 9, and Saturday April 10, 2021. The class will be recorded so that registrants can review the material on their own later, or in case they can’t be present for one or both days of the live presentations. Don’t let the title fool you! This class will cover material helpful to any birder with an interest in advancing their knowledge of raptor identification, regardless of whether they have taken a raptor class before. On Friday evening, Bill will review the 28 diurnal raptor species to be covered by type, ending with a more thorough coverage of vultures, Osprey, harrier, and falcons. The second hour on Friday will cover the many differences between Sharp-shinned Hawk and Cooper’s Hawk identification in the field. Saturday morning, Bill will cover in detail six species of buteonines, followed by coverage of our two eagles (not covered in the previous TOS virtual Raptor ID class). Saturday afternoon sessions begin with a detailed discussion of unusual raptor plumages. The final hour starts with coverage of three kites, then four rare raptors, two specialty falcons, how to document rarities, and a Raptor ID summary.Bill Clark has studied raptors since the 1960’s, when he first began to band migrant raptors. He has lived in the Rio Grande Valley since 2002, where he studies and bands resident and migrant raptors of south Texas. Bill has authored a field guide to the raptors of Europe, another for the raptors of Africa, one for the raptors of Mexico and Central America, and two different field guides to the raptors of North America. Bill has observed raptors in 56 different countries, and before the pandemic, he regularly conducted workshops on raptor identification in Texas, in other states and even on other continents.Fee for this virtual class is $100 for 6 hours of instruction. A significant portion of the proceeds will go to support TOS programs and activities.Registration is herehttp://texasbirds.org/events.phpIf you don’t already have an account with Neon, you will need to create one (using a valid email address) to register. If you have previously taken a TOS class or registered online for a TOS meeting, then you already have a Neon account. Don’t miss this great opportunity to advance your raptor identification skills just in time for spring migration!