Winter may seem like a quieter season in nature, but you can still observe lots of activity at a bird feeder. Bird feeding areas provide great opportunities to learn how to identify bird species and enjoy them from a close distance. Did you know different feeders and seed types affect what you attract though? In this online presentation, we'll cover different winter birds, bird feeders, types of food, and what birds they attract. Learn the common, and a few not so common, birds that can be found visiting feeders around your home. Once equipped to set up and observe birds at your winter-feeding station, you can practice your identification skills for several weeks, and then be ready to participate in 'Feeder Watch' in February, a national citizen science program which invites all to count birds at their feeders and provides valuable data to scientists monitoring bird species, especially in the face of climate change.
Presenters: Patti Steinman, Education Coordinator, Laura Beltran, Teacher/Naturalist, and Peter Redfern, Volunteer at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
24 hours before program start you will receive login information and instructions to join this program via Microsoft Teams.