Why do birds communicate? Why do some birds fuss with their feathers so much? You can identify a handful of birds, but now you're hooked and want to know even more. Learn about bird behaviors you might observe--such as feather maintenance, migration, flight, feeding, and communication--in this online series. Master the physical characteristics of bird anatomy, and how to strengthen your beginning skills as a birdwatcher. Topics will include attracting and observing birds, recording and sharing your observations, bird conservation projects and practices, and how individuals can support local and global bird populations with everyday actions and community science.
Each weekly class will include some 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 for a week and then share your discoveries with classmates and the presenters.
Note: Beginner Birdwatching 1 is not a required prerequisite for this series.
Meet the presenters:
Scott Santino, Teacher Naturalist at Ipswich River, Doug Lowry, Teacher-Naturalist at North River, and Lucy Gertz, Statewide Education Manager, plus multiple guest presenters from Mass Audubon and beyond.
You will receive the Microsoft Teams Link to log into the program in your confirmation. An email reminder will also be sent to you 24 hours before program start.