Rick Wright

Workshop: Learning the Sparrows, Not Knowing the Sparrows (Wednesday, 3:00-4:30 PM)

Everything we think we know somebody else had to learn. Ours is a birding world where all we need is a field guide and a good look to identify even the smallest, brownest, dingiest of birds (Little Brown Jobs). But how did we reach that point? How did our ornithological forebears figure out the sparrows, a group that still challenges many of us? And how can their experiences over the centuries contribute to our experience today?