Our next meeting will be Monday April 17 6PM at the Caspar Community Center 15051 Caspar Rd, Caspar, CA 95420.
Ron LeValley will speak about shorebird identification. Ron's website: www.levalleyphoto.com
Some head north, some head south, some stick around all year, and at times, identifying them can be a challenge. Biologist and photographer Ron LeValley will share his photos and talk about identifying the common visitors as well as how to identify the rare ones that drop by now and again. Ron is knowledgeable about the identification and distribution of birds along the Pacific Coast, and has an extensive understanding of natural history subjects. A lifelong interest in coastal birds and mammals was enhanced by his involvement with Point Reyes Bird Observatory beginning in 1966, including serving as a biologist at the Farallon Island research station. One of Ron's outstanding attributes is sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with others.
He graduated from Sacramento State College in 1969 with a B.A. degree in Biology and received his M.A in Biology from Humboldt State University in 1980. His affiliations include American Ornithologists Union (Life Member), The Pacific Seabird Group, National Audubon Society, Point Reyes Bird Observatory (Life Member), and Western Field Ornithologists. He also is an Associate Editor for Western Birds.
Ron has been enamored of photography for the past 40 years. He specializes in photographs of wildlife of all kinds, from whales and birds to insects and natural scenes. As a professional photographer, Ron has compiled a collection of more than 90,000 images of wildlife and nature photographs that he uses for presentations and publications. He is a founding member of the Mendocino Coast Photographers Gallery in Fort Bragg.