Speaker Larry Allen will discuss most gulls that have appeared in North America – the majority of which have made it to California. So, you’ve been avoiding gulls for the last decade (if that’s possible), hoping that they would migrate out of the Southern California region. Well, that’s not going to happen. But Larry has a gentle touch when it comes to Gull I.D., and will rapidly get you up to speed with how to evaluate and identify our gulls. Larry will specifically address general aspects of gull topography, the confusing (but orderly) logic of molt sequences, and the finer aspects of identifying to age and species. Slides, study skins and handouts will be used.
FEE: $20 (also covers Jan 26 field trip)
SPOTS: 20 maximum; sign-up required.
This is a Ralph Schreiber Grant fund-raiser. Please register with Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org, providing name(s), cell phone number, and e-mail address; and mail a check for $20 each, which gets you the lecture & field trip, and an e-mail with directions and details. Not offered separately. Private residence in Altadena, from 7:30 -10:00 p.m., with one refreshment break. 20 maximum.