Observing Birds of Prey Mind Walk

Observing Birds of Prey
Wednesday, February 15th at 4:30 PM PST at the SLO Public Market

Learn about the biology, classification, migration, predatory behaviors and prey preferences of locally occurring birds-of-prey, both year-round resident and seasonally overwintering raptors. Study flight and predatory adaptations. Learn to identify and recognize the diagnostic visual field marks useful in identification of species of Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, Ospreys, Kites, Harriers, Accipiters, Vultures, and Owls. Take a virtual guided field trip to birding locations on the Central Coast, including Morro Rock – home of the famous nesting Peregrine falcons – and associated coastal estuary and marshlands, then inland to grasslands and grazing pastures, shrublands, oak and streamside woodlands, forests, and freshwater lakes where raptors frequent overwintering and nesting habitats.

Join CCSPA, CA State Parks, and local field biologist Steve Schubert for this Mind Walk!

Location: SLO Public Market, upstairs in the main building (elevator available). 3845 S Higuera St, San Luis Obispo

Time: Event space open from 4 pm – 6 pm. The presentation begins promptly at 4:30 pm.

Fees: $5 admission at the door for ages 18 and over. Cash, card, and Venmo accepted. Free for ages 17 and under and free for Friends of CCSPA and one guest. Must bring Friend of CCSPA card to ensure free attendance. Not a Friend but want to join? Become a Friend of CCSPA with a donation of $35 or more.

Capacity: No RSVP required. 70 seats available indoors, 80 seats available on the attached patio. First come, first served on seating. If you are in a large group (10+), please arrive by 4:15 pm.

Steve Schubert attended college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and received a Master’s degree in Field Biology and a Life Sciences Secondary Teaching Credential. He taught high school biology and earth sciences for several years, has taught natural history courses for Cuesta College Community Programs more than 25 years and has worked as a naturalist instructor at a local residential outdoor school program called Camp KEEP. Steve authored the book entitled “The Peregrine Falcons of Morro Rock – A 50-year History”, is past-President of Morro Coast Audubon Society and the Volunteer Coordinator of the Hi Mountain Lookout Project, and has been a speaker and field trip leader for the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival each year since its inception more than 25 years ago.