Gull Study Workshop 2018

Friday, January 19
Gull Study Workshop — LECTURE
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 kind 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. This is a Ralph Schreiber Grant fund-raiser.  Private residence in Altadena, from 7:30 - 10:00 p.m., with one refreshment break. 20 maximum. 

Sunday, January 21
Gull Study Workshop — FIELD TRIP
Leader: Larry Allen. Put your new knowledge to use in the field, perhaps even identifying immature California & Ring-billed gulls as they fly overhead! Meet in the field at 8:00 a.m. and ogle the gulls until we’re all gull identification experts! Location will be confirmed during the lecture. We often go to Doheny State Beach in Orange County (34422 Park Lantern, Dana Point; then turn right into the main lot before the bridge, and meet in the SE corner by San Juan Creek). It is a fair drive to Doheny, but we have had large numbers of gulls on our workshops here, including Glaucous Gull twice, and a Lesser Black-backed Gull once! Maximum of 20 participants. See above to reserve lecture & field trip. Doheny Beach parking fee. If goodly numbers of gulls are present around the Los Angeles Basin, we will assemble there instead. Bring a lunch.

TO REGISTER: Please register by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., •providing name(s), •cell phone number, and •e-mail address.  •Mail a check for $20 per person, which gets you the lecture & field trip, and an e-mailer with directions and details.

MAIL TO: Los Angeles Audubon, PO Box 411301, Los Angeles CA 90041-8301. Lecture and field trip are NOT offered separately. MORE INFORMATION: (323) 876-0202