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Birding 102: Fall Migration

This course will explore the excitement of field birding during fall migration in the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding mountains. Along with reviewing basic birding skills and equipment use, we will learn about warblers, raptors, and other species that are on the move in fall. One two-hour classroom session will be followed by two four-hour morning field trips. Students should plan to bring binoculars and a field guide of their choice. Please note: field experiences require walking as much as 2-3 miles on uneven ground and standing for extended periods.


Diane Lepkowski is an avid birder with a lifelong interest in nature, wildlife, and photography. Since becoming a serious birder in 2009, Diane has used her photography to share her passion for enjoying, studying, and protecting our feathered friends. Diane serves as Vice President of the Virginia Society of Ornithology and has been a Vice President of the Rockingham Bird Club since 2010.

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