FLOCK programs

March 7          

John Marzluff
Welcome to Subirdia

Noted international bird expert John Marzluff, a Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington, is the author of Welcome to Subirdia. Join us for his fascinating lecture about the lives and habitats of birds and learn the steps we can take to protect this vital ecosystem. Book signing follows presentation. Members $60; nonmembers $70. Call 805.969.9990 to register.

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March 10  

Paulo Valerio
Birding “Hot Spots” of Costa Rica

Birding and natural history specialist shares his experiences in his native Costa Rica.

March  28

Scott Weidensaul
Living on the Wind: The Miracle of Bird Migration

Author, naturalist and has written more than two dozen books on natural history.
Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds was a Pulitzer Prize finalist; and his newest book, The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America, has just been published.

 April 11

Linnea Hall with René Corado
The Beauty of Birds and Their Perils

Linnea Hall, Executive Director, Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology (WFVZ) and René Corado, Collections Manager, manage a natural history collection specializing in eggs and nests of birds. The collections comprise 200,000 sets of bird eggs representing approximately 4,000 species; 20,000 nests; and 56,000 bird study skins.

April 13

Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology (WFVZ)
Private Tour

Private behind the scenes tour with Linnea S. Hall and René Corado of one of the world’s largest natural history collections specializing in eggs and nests of birds from around the globe. WFVZ is located in Camarillo and transportation will be provided.

April 18

Jeff Chemnick and Satie Airamé
Birders Travelogue of Belize, Bolivia and Equador

Join Santa Barbara bird and botanical enthusiasts Jeff Chemnick and Satie Airamé for an exciting photographic tour of trips to Belize, Bolivia and Ecuador. Jeff is a Research Associate at Lotusland and a keen international birder. Satie Airamé is the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs at UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management.

May 9

International Migratory Bird Day  

Teacher, naturalist and author – Joan Lentz is a third-generation Santa Barbaran who was raised hiking frontcountry trails and remote backpacking with her father, Robert Easton, who instilled in her a love of the outdoors.
Corey Welles is a well-known horticulturist and a definitive expert on sustainable horticulture. His expertise includes expertise in botany, zoology, ornithology, entomology and marine biology. Award winning photojournalist.
Greg Homel shares stories and images from his travels in search of birds to the four corners of the world.


This project is funded in part by the Organizational Development Grant Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara
in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.