Course Title : Birding Skills Workshop
Course # 18W09
Dates : May 21, 22, 23, 2018
Time : 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location : Mercer, WI Library, 2648 Margaret St.; meet in the conference room
Fee: $45, Early Bird (no pun intended) discount $40 with payment by May 7
Class Size Limit: Class is full no more enrollments will be taken.
Objectives: Mid-to-late May marks the return of nearly all of our neotropical songbirds from their wintering grounds in Central and South America. They come back in full voice and brilliant color ready to establish new territories and successfully breed. In this 3-day class, we’ll take our time to learn how to identify birds by sight, by ear, by habitat, and by behaviors. This class is for beginning birders to moderately experienced birders, so if you’re new to birding, you should fit in fine.
Course structure: We’ll be in the field every morning slowly hiking sites that will give us the best chance of finding a good diversity of birds and to give everyone the necessary time to get comfortable with their ID skills. We’ll also have a bird-banding demonstration by master bird-bander Bruce Bacon. Continue reading