Birding Essentials Classes with Bridget Butler
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This set of classes will help you develop your skills as a birder or backyard bird watcher! Sign up for one or all four sessions and get yourself dialed in for the return of the birds come spring.
Learning to Look - January
During this session, we’ll dive into learning how to look at different groups of birds and practice training and fine-tuning our eyes. Foundational skills will be introduced during this class that will improve your ability to gather observations in a way that increases the success of identification.
Learning to Listen - February
This session will prepare you for the spring arrival of migratory birds. We’ll break down how to listen to birdsong and build your repertoire and skill base for identifying birds by song.
Interpreting Bird Behavior & Bird Language - March
There are times when a behavior is all you need to identify a bird! Learn how to interpret what you’re seeing and apply it to identify different bird species. We’ll also look at how understanding bird behavior can add another layer to your experience as a birder.
Bird Tech: Using Apps & eBird - April
Sharing your birding observations is good for science and for the birds! We’ll learn how to create an eBird account to capture our bird sightings and we’ll learn how to use eBird as a tool for finding different birding spots and bird species. We’ll also explore a number of apps that can enhance your time in the field & your backyard.
- Register for one or all 4! Discounted rate for all 4 classes - see below.
- Class size is limited - register soon to avoid disappointment!