Fall is a great time to go birding, but just as birds adjust their behaviors as the seasons change, so too must birders adjust how they interact with birds if they hope to enjoy the great diversity of autumn avian life.
Fall is after most birds’ nesting season and young birds help create larger flocks for birders to spot. This is also a peak migration time, bringing many unique birds to areas where they wouldn’t normally be found. Because of this, Fall can often be one of the most productive seasons for birders who know how to take advantage of it.
In this course we will begin with a lecture on the equipment needed for successful Fall birding and bird identification. We will also focus on bird identification, clues, silhouettes – shapes & sizes, plumage, behavior, habitat, voice and other tips. Further we will discuss the social aspect of Birding – nature preserves, clubs, Facebook and Internet resources available to the Birder.
Finally we will do some field work giving you the opportunity to observe Fall migrating birds.
W, 09/10/14 & 09/17/14, 2 wks., 5 - 7 p.m.
Building G, Charles Young
$29 CSC C53 600