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Beginning Birding Course to be offered in October

Eastside Audubon is offering a Beginning Birding course in October that will kick-start your abilities.

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Dates: October 9, 16, 23, 30

Time: 7pm-9pm

Location: Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church

308 4th Ave S, Kirkland, WA 98033


 

Birding can be great fun but frustrating until you become familiar with the local avifauna and learn the skills that expert birders use. Eastside Audubon is offering a Beginning Birding course in October that will kick-start your abilities. It will cover techniques that experts use to separate and narrow their identifications. By the end of the course, participants will have learned 100 species that can be seen in Western Washington parks or on Puget Sound.

 

About the Instructor

Instructor Thomas Bancroft has been a birder all his life and has a Ph.D. in ornithology. He has birded on 6 continents, identifying more than 560 species in the United States and slightly over 2,000 worldwide. Tom has served as Chief Scientist for National Audubon and recently finished a 6-year appointment to Audubon Washington’s board. He is also the secretary for the Washington Ornithological Society. Tom helps teach for the Mountaineers and leads birding field trips for the Mountaineers and Washington Ornithological Society.

 

About the Course

The Beginning Birding course will consist of four 2-hour lectures on consecutive Tuesdays: October 9, 16, 23, and 30. There will be two optional walks at Seattle’s Montlake Fill on the mornings of October 12 and 20, and two optional all-day field trips on October 28 and November 10. One all-day trip will go to Ediz Hook in Port Angeles, highlighting Puget Sound birds and some wintering songbirds. The other will be to the Skagit Flats for geese, swans, ducks, hawks, eagles, owls, and songbirds.

 

How to Register

Eastside Audubon is offering a class option for everyone. To sign-up online select the member or non-member rate for the course you are interested in registering for:

 

Course Description Course Details Price Sign-up

Birding 101 Course

& Full Day Field Trips

Four birding introductory lectures

and two full day guided field trips

Members $135

Non-members $150

Class Price Option
I plan to attend the following full day field trips:

Birding 101 Course

& 1/2 Day Field Trips

Four birding introductory lectures

and two half day guided field trips

Members $125

Non-members $140

Class Price Option
I plan to attend the following 1/2 day field trips:
Birding 101 Course Only

Four birding introductory lectures

(no field trips)

Members $125

Non-members $140

Class Price Option

 

NOTE: Students participating in full day and 1/2 day field trip are required to carpool and share costs associated with carpooling.

 

Need assistance? call the Eastside Audubon office at 425-576-8805.

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