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Jan 11

Wintering Raptors in Chino Valley

Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Natural History Institute 312 Grove Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301

Local birder, Zach Smith will lead an exploration of the agricultural and rangelands of Chino Valley in search of wintering raptors,hawks, eagles, falcons, harriers, and owls. He will cover how to identify this challenging group and elaborate on the natural history of each species.

Cost: $15. Workshop is limited to 13 attendees, and required registration is available at www.naturalhistory.org, under the event listings, by calling the Institute at (928) 350-2280, or e-mailing naturalhistory@prescott.edu

Attendees will meet at the Natural History Institute, 312 Grove Ave, at 7:45 am.

What to bring: Lunch, water, sunglasses, binoculars, field guides, spotting scopes, good humor. We will have the option of stopping for snacks/drinks in Chino Valley, if necessary.

Zach's Bio: A recent immigrant to Prescott, Zach loves to be looking for or talking about birds. After a Zoology degree from UC Davis, Zach led the life of a transient avian biologist all over the U.S. and abroad. He has chased Spotted Owls in the southern California mountains, trapped Barbary Falcons on the Canary Islands, spied on Snowy Plovers in the Owen's Valley, tallied Broad-winged Hawks by the tens of thousands in Mexico and banded hummingbirds near Mono Lake.

www.naturalhistoryinstitute.org