Central Valley Birding Symposium
November 18, 2022 – November 20, 2022
It’s clear that Covid-19 isn’t quite done with us. So in order to keep everyone safe, this year’s symposium will have three days of live in-person field trips around the Central Valley with two shorter days of virtual programs. There will be a mix of familiar itineraries and new specialty trips, with leaders new and old. Depending on your trip point of departure, you may choose to stay nearby or drive from home. In addition, you can decide whether to share a car with others. If staying at the Hilton Stockton Hotel (2323 Grand Canal Blvd., Stockton, CA), use discount code CVB22.
We feel that this presents the safest option for all concerned, and many bird festivals around the country are also adopting this format. We wish we could meet as before, but the safety of our members and presenters continues be our priority. We are looking forward to seeing you in the field this year. This year’s CVBS is Friday, November 18, through Sunday, November 20, 2022.
All workshops and programs are virtual.
Opening remarks are on Friday, November 18, following by the President’s message, Bird Identification Panel, and Keynote Program “Revealing the Pacific Raptor Flyway: A Forty-Year Retrospective of the olden Gate Raptor Observatory.”
Saturday, November 19, the symposium begins at 3 pm, followed by Keynote Speaker Scott Weidensaul “A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds.” Saturday presentations also include “Update on Central Valley Bird Conservation and Research Programs” (Dan Airola) and “How to Look at Shorebirds with a Focus on Calidris and Tringa” (Jon Dunn and Lara Tseng).
Field trips will include Colusa NWR, Cosumnes River Preserve, Eastern Stanislaus County, Salt Spring Valley and vicinity, San Joaquin River NWR, Southeastern Solano County, UC Davis Arboretum, Yolo County, Sacramento County Bufferlands, Mokelumne River, and Lodi WTP. Other field trips include “Birding by Ear” with David Yee at Lodi Lake, “Early Birders Class” with Sal Salerno, San Joaquin River NWR, and “Gull Field Trip” with Jon Dunn at Nimbus Fish Hatchery.
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