Introduction to Birding
Fun and Recreation
Watching and studying birds has become a hobby or passion for over 45 million people! It can be a low-cost pastime or serious study pursuit. How ever you wish to jump in, it is fun, rewarding, and offers the chance to meet friendly and interesting people while exploring the great outdoors. This two-part class consists of a three-hour classroom component including the following topics: birding nomenclature, identification techniques and resources, birding etiquette and attire, field guide and equipment recommendations. On the second day the class will travel to locations in and near O’Neill to view birds and practice identification. Bring binoculars and or a spotting scope if you have them. If you have a bird field guide, bring that too. Recommended (not required) field guide – National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America 7th edition – available for about $20. Class meets on Monday from 6:30-9:30 pm and Saturday from 8:00-11:00 am.
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