Field Journaling and Birds: How, Why, and Where to Start | Kids Out and About San Francisco

Field Journaling and Birds: How, Why, and Where to Start

*The event has already taken place on this date: Thu, 09/08/2022
Join us for a virtual talk by 17-year-old birder and photographer Alex Cho to learn about his approach to field journaling!

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Have you ever looked at a field journal and thought, “Wow, I wish I could do that!” Although some field journals may look like a piece of art, you don’t have to be an artist, scientist or even a seasoned birder to be a journaler. Anyone can do it, and, in the process, you will discover so many wonderful things! Journaling will elevate your connection to birds and nature to a new level as you pay more attention to details, learn to focus, and enjoy yourself outdoors. Join us as Alex Cho guides us on field journaling birds with confidence and how to have fun in the process.
Alex Cho is a 17-year-old high school student who began birding at the age of eight.  He first became interested in birds when he noticed “little green birds” in his grandmother’s garden. He quickly drew them in a small book so he could remember what they looked like, which began his love of birding and journaling. Today, he is an active birder, photographer, conservationist, artist, and of course, an avid field journaler. Alex is involved in many organizations – SFBBO included  that focus on conservation, science, and outreach related to birds. He recently placed Silver in the 2022 ABA Young Birder’s Mentoring Program for Field Notebook, Photography, and Conservation/Community Leadership. He is currently studying the morphological differences by region, of the Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis).
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San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory
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