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Birding Basics

Course Overview

The spring migration of birds can be overwhelming, with multitudes of different species singing and passing by all at once. While it is exciting to finally catch of glimpse of a rare warbler, it is just as good to finally know the difference between a Downy and Hairy Woodpecker, or to recognize the song of the ubiquitous Goldfinch. This class will focus on nailing down the most common birds of the area, as well as highlighting a few of the more difficult - but still prevalent - warblers and waterfowl. This day will give students a solid foundation in the basics of birding in Minnesota, allowing for expansion into the complexities that await. Due to the early start of this class, please plan to check-in at North House on the day preceding at 5pm for a brief introductory session.

Dates

Fri, Jun 2nd, 2017

Course Details

Length: 1 Day
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 7:30am-3:30pm
Registration Cost: $85.00

Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

comfortable shoes
clothing layers for any weather
hat with a brim
skinny gloves are often nice to have along for cooler days
rain gear if needed
binoculars
water
snacks
LUNCH!! We will be in the field for lunch, so please bring something with you.

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.

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