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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.

Course Details

Length: 1 Day