This course will introduce students to fall bird migration, which differs in many ways from spring migration. The course will include advanced information such as identifying birds in non-breeding (less colorful) plumages. It will also touch on beginner skills, including binocular use, and will explore more advanced topics such as using smartphone apps to identify birds. One two-hour classroom session will be followed by two four-hour morning field trips.
Students should make plans to bring binoculars and a birding field guide of their choice.
Please note: Field experiences require walking 2-3 miles on uneven ground and standing for extended periods.
August 23, 9:30 - 11:30 am, in-class birding skills lecture and demonstration
August 30, 8:00 am - Noon, field experience: hiking and identifying avian species
September 6, 8:00 am - Noon, field experience: new location, same objective
Locations to be announced before class dates. Storm date: September 13.
Diane Lepkowski has had a lifelong interest in nature, wildlife, and photography, and is especially intrigued by birds. Since becoming a serious birder in 2009, Diane has used her photography to share her passion for enjoying, studying, and protecting our feathered friends.
There are no scheduled sessions at this time. Sign up to be notified when this course is available.