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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Audubon Webnars: “How and Why to Keep a Birder's Field Journal”

Aloha Everyone,

Today’s webinar was amazing. It opened my eyes to how I can apply this techniques to my own travel notes.  

Fiona Gillogly, was a day shy of her 13th birthday when she first met John Muir Law (JML). Fiona had already taken the birders field journal to a level which JML admitted that he had not reached.

From the example I am posting I hope you too can visualize Fiona’s direct experience with birds. Having an art background, I always approached my drawings of any subject with hopes for a perfect result. I learned that field journaling is more towards taking notes, and less about art. I need to remember not to do bird portraits. I must remember to be willing to make mistakes.

JML graciously stated that this is a case where a teacher learns from his student. Hope you will also enjoy his video of Fiona Gillogly’s presentation from the 2019 Wild Wonder Conference.