Bird class focuses on gulls

Charlie Wright, a regional reviewer for eBird in Washington and a member of the Washington Bird Records Committee, will present a program on identifying gulls.

In addition to helping people sort out this difficult-to-distinguish group of birds, he also will explain molt strategies, behaviors and how to age the birds.

The past four years, Wright has spent the fall studying bird occurrence and migration on Middleton Island in the Gulf of Alaska. The rest of the year, he works for the COASST Program — monitoring beached birds on the coast — at the University of Washington.

The session will run from 6:45-8:45 p.m. Monday at Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma.

The cost is $15 per person. For information and to sign up, call 253-879-3356.