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Oakhurst Library Has Birds At Beak And Caw

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Library will host a talk on birds, to be presented by Audubon member, John K. Cross.

The program is known as “Birds at our Beak and Caw;” and John will present to the public on Saturday, Aug. 9th, at 10:30 a.m. in the Oakhurst Library Community Room.

John is an avid birdwatcher who will share his enthusiasm with both beginners and experienced “collectors.” Topics for discussion include the various ways birds are found, identified and cataloged by avid watchers. He’ll also discuss game farms, illegal trading in exotic birds and ways to keep squirrels away from bird feeders.

John says that birdwatchers use their eyes and ears to identify birds and will introduce several books to assist participants in adding the proper names to their “collection” lists. John will also talk about birds found in other states in the U.S., and other continents, as well as special trips for enthusiasts. John will discuss a wide range of dinosaur descendents, including dodos, emus, ostriches, owls and geese.

Even collecting stamps can be used to expand watchers’ lists, as John explains how enthusiasts can arrange collections into topics and themes.

John holds a doctorate in Biology from the University of Arizona and taught in the Alternative Education department of the Yosemite School District for two decades. He has been a member of the Yosemite Area Audubon Society for more than two years, and “regrets he didn’t join sooner.”

If you have any questions about this special presentation, please call Oakhurst Branch Library at 559-683-4838 or visit online.

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