NAAS Above The Rim This Summer

Bird Walks

June Events ATR

Workshop at Willow Bend – Flagstaff. June 3, 2017 – 8:00 to 1:00

Join Willow Bend, Northern Arizona Audubon Society, Rocky Mountain Research Station, AZ Watchable Wildlife Experience, Junior Duck Stamp, and other partners for a Science Saturday event that’s all about birds!
The event will begin earlier than usual with a bird watching hike. We will meet at Willow Bend at 8am and hike to the Rio wetlands and back. The guided hike will be led by Mathew Crozier. Then, join us at Willow Bend at 9am for hands on activities, bird displays, interactive games, and a beautiful art exhibition from Arizona Junior Duck Stamp Contest winners and local artists Julia an David Williams.
This is a free event.
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Birding 101 Introduction to Birding at Willow Bend – Flagstaff. June 4, 2017 3:00PM -7:00PM

birdingThe workshop will cover basic birding skills using sight, sounds, behavior and habitat, review birding ethics, demonstrate a number of birding research methods, and provide opportunities for involvement with local citizen science birding efforts.
During the first part of the workshop participants will learn the basics of bird identification, how to properly use binoculars, how to use a bird field guide book, and where to find the best birding spots. In addition, a presentation about local bird research efforts will include radio telemetry and bird banding demonstrations. During the second part, participants will go out into the field (Rio Wetlands) with local birding experts and apply what they have learned.
Workshop will be led by expert birder and Northern Arizona Audubon Society board member, Trevor Hinckley and Brenda Strohmeyer, Supervisory Biological Technician/CE Coordinator with the Rocky Mountain Research Station.
Workshop is recommended for adults and children 10 years and older.
Cost: $15/general public, $10/Willow Bend and Audubon members and students
To secure your spot please sign-up in advance..
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Bird Walk at Kachina Wetlands: June 17, 29017.

Led by Debbie Brown 8:00-9:30
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Ordinary Cameras, Extraordinary Encounters:
Taking Wildlife Photos From the Heart

A Workshop Led by Jim Wilce
Saturday, June 24, 8-10 a. m.
Kachina Wetlands

Nature PhotographyWhat do you want from outdoor/ wildlife photographs? How can you take photos that you and others will enjoy? And how might your photos do justice to the beautiful creatures you see through your lens? This workshop will focus on insects, flowers, and of course, birds.

No matter how simple your camera may be, you will learn how to get the most out of its features. As the workshop facilitator, Jim is very much a learner, and uses a “superzoom point-and-shoot” Canon, not a DSLR. To get a better idea of what we might work on, you might want to look at his photo page—http://www.wilcephotos.com/.

Jim Wilce

Jim Wilce

In addition to your camera, be sure to bring water, a hat and sunscreen. Be advised that there are no facilities at

Kachina Wetlands. It is, however, wheel-chair accessible.

About the facilitator:
Jim Wilce is a linguistic anthropologist and writer who has taught at NAU since 1994. He is also a cancer survivor, and his serious practice of photography started during his 2014 successful treatment. Now Jim takes about 200 pictures per day on his semi-aerobic photo walks.