For this edition, the DBF has programmed several workshops distributed between marquee 2 and the classroom of the building-viewpoint.
Without a doubt, it is worth mentioning the conference-workshop that Raffael Winkler will give, in which he will talk to us about the relationship between breathing and the bones of birds. In addition, it will teach us, practically, how the juveniles of some species are determined from the degree of ossification of their skull, a technique well known by all scientific bird banders, but which is rarely applied properly.
There will also be a workshop by Ricard Gutiérrez to learn how to identify Mediterranean seabirds. This group of birds is difficult to observe from land and, normally, most contacts are made from boats, where conditions are not always optimal. Ricard will explain to us what we should look for to distinguish them.
Continuing with a discipline that has already been dealt with in previous editions, we have scheduled a workshop on NOCMIG (recording the vocalizations that some birds emit while migrating at night) by Xavier Riera and Stanislas Wroza. We have called it Nocmig for dummies because it is an introductory workshop, suitable for anyone who wants to put this stimulating activity into practice. We will talk about its history, the necessary equipment, how the data is processed and what resources are available to identify the vocalizations.
In the classroom of the building-viewpoint, we can attend two very interesting workshops; the first will be a scientific illustration workshop, led by Blanca Martí. If there is someone who has always wanted to draw birds, there is no better way to start than with the help of this fantastic illustrator. Finally, we are very excited to have for the first time at the festival the experience of Pere Alzina, who created, some time ago, an original method to learn the songs of the most common birds. Pere will explain to us how to draw the caricature of each song, so that it is much easier for us to remember them.