A Community Service of the
American River Natural History Association

A Community Service of the
American River Natural History Association



with Ed Harper

Part of the 2014 Nature of Things Seminar and Field Study Series

ED HARPER, long time educator, tour guide, and noted birder of the Sacramento area, will help you learn the finer points of identification, natural history, and calls of the many species of birds resident in winter throughout the Sacramento region.  By way of a series of three lectures and three field trips, both beginning and experienced birders can improve their knowledge and skills.
Whereas some species of birds such as swallows, flycatchers, and warblers do migrate south for the winter, many more birds flock to the Sacramento region to spend the winter.   Cranes, ducks, geese, gulls, raptors, kinglets, and sparrows are just a few of the many representative groups found during this exciting season. 

Whether you simply want to distinguish one sparrow species from another or seek help in learning the distinctive "chuck" note of a Hermit Thrush, this course has broad appeal.  Anyone who has a serious interest in birds and enjoys their presence in our world can benefit from this class. 

Photo: Kimberly Palmer
Lectures:  At the Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Ancil Hoffman Park 7:00 - 8:30 pm on 
  • Wed.  January  22
  • Wed. February 5, and
  • Wed. February 26

Field Trips:
  • Sat. January 25
8:00 am - noon 
Ancil Hoffman Park, Carmichael
  • Sat. February 8
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Linden Raptor Route
in San Joaquin County 
  • Sat. March 1
8:00 am - noon
Yolo Basin Wetlands
off I-80, Yolo Bypass

Make a booking:
  • Call the Nature Center at 489-4918 during business hours
  • Visit the Nature Center during business hours
  • Very few spaces remain, so booking online is no longer available