Birding By Ear!

Take your birding ability to the next level, especially in forested areas where birds are difficult to see.

During the classroom sessions, we don’t try to memorize lists of bird sounds; instead, we learn methods to help remember them and get a basic understanding of the ways in which birds use sound to communicate.

Classroom sessions will feature videos and sound clips. During the field trips, there will be listening exercises and opportunities to practice the techniques learned in class. You should already be familiar with common local birds to take this class.

The field trips will focus on various habitats: wetland, grassland & savanna, and forest (McDonald Forest & Hesthavn Nature Center).

Come enjoy spring bird sounds at their peak!

 

Cost: $40 – $65 Sliding Scale                                                                                                                                                              *All 6 classes are included with this price. We understand that it may be a challenge to attend ALL sessions. It is OK to miss one part of a class, or another, but do know that each class will move quickly and cover many topics, so be prepared to catch-up!

 

Schedule

May 17, Classroom Avery House 7-9 pm
May 20, Field trip Jackson-Frazier Wetland (wetland birds) 9am-12pm
May 24, Classroom Avery House 7-9 pm
May 27, Field trip Finley NWR (open country/savanna birds) 9am-12pm
May 31, Classroom Avery House 7-9 pm

June 3, Field trip McDonald Forest & Hesthavn Nature Center (forest birds) 9am-12pm

 

For questions about the course, you can contact the instructors, Don Boucher & Lisa Millbank (donaboucher@gmail.com).

For questions about registration or payment contact Avery House Nature Center: Phone (541) 758-6198 or email averyprograms@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org.

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