Spring brings the coastal forest alive with the sounds of birds high in the trees where they are hard to see. The best way to know who’s up there is by using our ears rather than our eyes. Bird song expert, David Riedel, will teach us to identify songs—the ones only sung by adult males—and the shorter calls given by birds of both sexes and all ages. For those early risers going to Roe Lake, expect to hear an array of forest songbirds such as Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Swainson’s Thrush, Varied Thrush, Pacific Wren, Cassin’s Vireo, Hutton’s Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Purple Finch, and up to five warbler species. Register at email@example.com Note: A second walk is offered at 9:30am at George Hill. When you register, indicate if you’d like to attend one or both activities.
Photo of a Hutton’s Vireo by John Peetsma