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January Membership Meeting: Convincing DetailsĀ And Other Birding Fiction
Tuesday 08 January 2019, 07:30pm
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Location: Carlton Plaza

3800 Walnut Avenue, Fremont

Many articles have been published detailing how to write convincing bird descriptions, but who are we trying to con-vince? How many of those details are remembered correctly and how many are a product of wishful embellishment? Are we convincing a records committee, an eBird reviewer, or maybe we are trying to convince ourselves? Joe Morlan will discuss how to prepare bird descriptions while exploring the importance of integrity in birding. He will include a brief history of scientific and ornithological fraud in what promises to be an informative and entertaining presentation.

Joe Morlan has taught field ornithology at City College of San Francisco since 1978. He is the coauthor of Birds of San Francisco and the Bay Area and Birds of Northern California. He has served as Chair of the California Bird Records Committee and was the recipient of the 2010 ABA Ludlow Griscom Award for contributions to regional ornithology.


From I-880 :Take I-880 to the Mowry Ave exit in Fremont, then Mowry east (inland) to Fremont Blvd. Turn right on Fremont Blvd., then left on Walnut Avenue . Carlton Plaza is on Walnut between Fremont Blvd. and Paseo Padre Pkwy.

From Mission Blvd., turn west onto Walnut Avenue in Fremont and Carlton Plaza will be on the left, between Paseo Padre and Fremont Blvd.

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