This program is completed.
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,
Recommended for ages 14 and up.
Seminar will be held at Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Field study will be held at Cosumnes River Preserve
The field study portion of this program is full.
The seminar is nearly full - please call to register for seminar only: 916-489-4918.
Seminar only: $15 (General admission), $10 (ARNHA members)
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