Observing Birds of Prey - Feb 12 - Cuesta Class w/Steve Schubert

 Observing Birds of Prey


Photo: Turkey Vultures Horaltic Pose by Steve Schubert


Learn about the biology, classification, migration, predatory behaviors and prey preferences of locally occurring birds-of-prey, both year-round resident and seasonally overwintering raptors. Study flight and predatory adaptations. Learn to identify and recognize the diagnostic visual field marks useful in identification of species of Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, Ospreys, Kites, Harriers, Accipiters, Vultures, and Owls. 


Virtual guided field trip to birding locations on the Central Coast, including Morro Rock - home of the famous nesting Peregrine falcons – and associated coastal estuary and marshlands, then inland to grasslands and grazing pastures, shrublands, oak and streamside woodlands, forests, and freshwater lakes where raptors frequent overwintering and nesting habitats.


Community Programs Contact Information


Building 4100 - Office 4103 - SLO Campus


Mail to: 
PO Box 8106,
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403 




(805) 546-3132 


(805) 546-3209 


Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Closed daily from 12-1pm
Closed on Fridays and holidays 


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DATES: 1 Saturday: February 12, 2022 

TIME: 9:00 - 10:30am 

FEE: $15 


MODE OF DELIVERY: Live Remote - Zoom; Lecture & guided virtual field trip

INSTRUCTOR: Steve Schubert 


Meet the Instructor



Steve attended college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and received a Master’s degree in Field Biology and a Life Sciences Secondary Teaching Credential. He taught high school biology and earth sciences for several years, has taught natural history courses for Cuesta College Community Programs more than 25 years, and works as a naturalist instructor at a local residential outdoor school program called Camp KEEP (Kern Environmental Education Program), attended by more than 3,000 6th grade students each school year. 


He served on the committee that published the book “Wildflowers of San Luis Obispo” and the eBook “Plants of the Carrizo Plain”. Steve authored the book entitled “The Peregrine Falcons of Morro Rock – A 50-year History”, available at Amazon.com. He is past-President of Morro Coast Audubon Society and is the Volunteer Coordinator of the Hi Mountain Lookout Project (www.facebook.com/condorlookout), a restored fire lookout in Los Padres National Forest where volunteers and college interns radiotrack the movements of California Condors and conduct biological field research projects. He has been a speaker and field trip leader for the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival each year since its inception more than 20 years ago.


Steve enjoys kayaking, running, biking, hiking, playing basketball, and wildlife and landscape photography. 


Steve’s photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12571965@N07