PEEC Workshop Saturday: The New Age Of Birding

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Do you enjoy watching birds? Would you like to know how to integrate new technology to further your birding efforts?

Expert birders Bob Walker and Dave Yeamans are leading a workshop 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Los Alamos Nature Center to explore how technology is transforming birding. This workshop is for all levels of birders and focuses on using digital tools.

Technology is quickly changing how we connect with nature. In many ways, the digital age is making it easier to view, identify, and document birds and other wild animals. That is if we know how to use our digital toolkit. Bob Walker and Dave Yeamans will demonstrate fun ways to use technology to enhance your birding efforts. Bring your smartphone or tablet. If you like to use binoculars, bring them, too! Using the digital tools is big part of this workshop.

Yeamans has watched birds most of his life starting in Los Alamos many years ago, and in the last five years, he has been a birder of the type he calls “semi-pro.” He is active in Audubon bird counts, bird banding, field trips, and local birding activities. He has led birding trips for the PEEC Birders and for the nature center. He has been an outdoor educator all his life, especially as an Outward Bound instructor and BSA scout leader. He’s eager to share the lessons that observing nature brings to us.

Walker has lived in Los Alamos for more than 30 years, and has been a hobbyist photographer for the last 25 years, covering sporting events, nature, and wildlife. More recently, he has been interested in photography of birds in North American and across the world.  

This workshop takes place at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. Registration is required. For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.

The PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.

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