Effie Yeaw Nature Center
A Community Service of the
American River Natural History Association

Photo: Scott Helfrich/Audubon Photography Awards

Big, noisy and easily identified, sandhill cranes are popular birds with the public and create a substantial amount of interest every winter when they can be seen in the fields south of Sacramento. Their behavior also makes them an excellent species to observe when exploring the ways birds communicate with one another. Join crane biologist Paul Tebbel for a presentation on the vocal and body language cranes use to communicate with one another. You’ll learn to recognize juveniles, tell subspecies apart, distinguish between dancing and aggression and many other details that will help you better understand and appreciate the behavior of sandhill cranes and many other birds. You’ll also learn about the threats to cranes and other wintering species as more farm land is converted to housing, vineyards or other uses not compatible with birds.

 

Paul Tebbel has been working with cranes both professionally and as his personal passion since 1976. From 1995 to 2006, Paul was the manager of Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary on the Platte River where nearly 60,000 cranes roost every night during their spring migration. Paul has given presentations on cranes to audiences in Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and California. His current job is Executive Director of the Effie Yeaw Nature Center on the Lower American River in Carmichael, California. 


Recommended for ages 14 and up.



Seminar will be held at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

Field study will be held at Cosumnes River Preserve


Program cost:

Both programs: $25 (General admission), $20 (ARNHA members)

Seminar only: $15 (General admission), $10 (ARNHA members)

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Part of the 2013 Nature of Things Seminar and Field Study Series

Sponsored by Peggy and Bruce Kennedy and Claudia Hulbe

Part of the 2013 Nature of Things Seminar and Field Study Series

Sponsored by Peggy and Bruce Kennedy and Claudia Hulbe

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Nature of Things Speaker Series


The Private Lives of Sandhill Cranes 

with Paul Tebbel

Seminar:
Thursday, October 29 - 6:30-8pm
Field Study:
Friday, October 30 - 4:30-7pm