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Birding by Ear Class

Eastside Audubon Adult Education Opportunity: Learning to Bird by Ear-Common Residents of Puget Sound Class on March 16 with optional field trip March 19, 2017

  • Class
When March 16, 2017
from 07:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m.
Event Location Northlake Unitarian Church
Street Address 308 Fourth Ave. South
City Kirkland
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Just in time for Spring, Eastside Audubon is pleased to offer a class on birding by ear taught by Master Birder, Penny Rose. An evening of classroom instruction will be followed by an optional field trip that Sunday.


Registration is limited to 12 for the option with both class instruction and the field trip. A maximum of 20 will be enrolled for the class only option. See details and links for registration below.


Birding by ear brings joy, awareness and ease of identification to the art of bird watching. We will focus on the common residents of the Puget Sound lowland habitats of forest, thicket and wetlands. Through class presentation of songs and calls accompanied by slides, we will untangle the mysteries of resident vocalizations. The field trip will emphasize discovering and identifying residents in a local birding hot spot.


Participants who choose to include the field trip option should be ready for the early morning start time.


Penny has taught a variety of birding classes for North Seattle and Bellevue College for the last five years and is certified through Seattle Audubon’s Master Birder program. She has served on the Board of the Washington Ornithological Society for four years as the Vice-President and President, and is currently their interim President. She has worked as a naturalist and education specialist at Discovery Park for a number of years and especially enjoys teaching and leading field trips for other birders.


The classroom session on Thursday, March 16 is from 7-9 p.m. and will be held at Eastside Audubon’s office at  Northlake Unitarian Church, 308 4th Avenue S. Kirkland, Washington. The field trip the following Sunday is from 7:30-1:00 p.m. at a location to be decided closer to the date.


Registration Options

1 class and 1 field trip: $40 Eastside Audubon members/$50 non-members

Weekday class only: $28 Eastside Audubon members/$35 non-members

Class size is limited to 20 for classroom instruction and 12 for the option including field trips. We are sorry, but no refunds can be provided after Monday, March 13, 2017.


Registration is currently full; however, if you would like to be put on a wait list, please email If there is a cancellation, we will contact people on the wait list in the order requests were received.

The mission of Eastside Audubon is to protect, preserve and enhance natural ecosystems and our communities for the benefit of birds, other wildlife and people.