Why do birds sing? Why do they fuss with their feathers so much? How do I figure out what bird is outside my window? Learn about bird behaviors, such as feather maintenance, migration, flight, feeding, and vocalization, in this online series. You'll discover the physical characteristics of bird anatomy and how to strengthen your beginning skills as a birder. Topics will include attracting and observing birds, bird conservation projects and research, and how individuals can support local and global bird populations with everyday actions.
Each weekly class will include optional, self-directed outdoor observation exercises and a 30-minute follow-up discussion session a week later, providing an opportunity for you to observe birds and then share your discoveries and questions with classmates and the presenters.
Beginner Birdwatching 1 is not a pre-requisite for Beginner Birdwatching 2. Both programs are geared for beginners, but they cover different aspects of birdwatching.
This series is the perfect experience to get your ready for Mass Audubon's annual birding fundraiser, Bird-a-thon, on May 15 & 16, 2021. Learn more at massaudubon.org/birdathon.'
Presenters: Scott Santino, Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist at Ipswich River, Joel Wagner, Educator at Wellfleet Bay, and Doug Lowry, Adult Education Specialist and Teacher-Naturalist at North River, plus multiple guest presenters from Mass Audubon and beyond.
Microsoft Teams Link to login to program can be found in additional information below. An email reminder will also be sent to you 24 hours before program start.