Kevin Karlson, the author of several books on birding and a professional nature guide, will be the featured speaker and lead several field trips at the Alabama Ornithological Society’s spring meeting on Dauphin Island April 21-23.
Karlson, who also is a noted wildlife photographer, is the co-author of “Birding by Impression: A Different Approach to Knowing and Identifying Birds” and “The Shorebird Guide,” as well as two photography books on birds.
Dauphin Island is one of the best sites in North America to see migrating warblers and shorebirds. To see a schedule of activities, to join AOS or to register for the meeting, go to: http://www.aosbirds.org/
Karlson will join with another professional wildlife guide, Andrew Haffenden, to lead several field trips during the three-day weekend. Haffenden, who often leads field trips around the world, makes his home on Dauphin Island and is an expert on the birds found there.
Karlson will hold a workshop on Friday evening on identifying birds by impression and on Saturday evening will present a program on “Birds on the Wind — the Miracle of Migration.”
Karlson’s new book with Pete Dunne, “Birds of Prey,” will be released in April.