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Monthly Program: Enriching Your Birding Experiences With Smartphone Technology, with Gautam Apte
October 20 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMFree
Observing wildlife can be magical. For many of us, the memories are woven in time or place and punctuated by a
special person who guided or shared the experience. But there is also a personal, Sherlock-Holmesian thrill to both the mystery
and the chase. And in that quest, birders want the best tools. Enter the smart phone, smarter apps, and the information
October’s speaker is our guide to using these tools and resources selectively and effectively. A variety of apps are
available; e.g., data recording apps like eBird, various field guide and bird identification, weather apps that can be used to
predict migration movements and even help find vagrant rarities. We will learn how to use some of these apps and their corresponding web versions. You can improve your skills, target specific species, observe more birds, and generally get more enjoyment out of your birding experience.
Gautam Apte comes to us via Zoom from the state of Ohio, where he began birding at a young age. He is currently a student at The Ohio State University in Columbus, where he is the Vice President of Conservation for the Ornithology Club. He also serves as an eBird reviewer for several counties in Ohio. In addition to managing the avian window collision monitoring program at OSU, he conducts research on influences of migratory behavior in Song Sparrows. In the summers, he has worked as a field biologist
collecting data for various research studies across the country. In his free time, he enjoys flight photography, good food and
beer, and birding with friends wherever he can.
Grab your phone, put on your thinking cap, and join us on Zoom. Novice or expert, you’ll be glad you did.
Meeting is via Zoom. Please see our October newsletter for instructions on obtaining a link to this program.
Social: 6:45 pm. Program begins at 7:00 pm.