Birder's Certificate Program: BCP Online Lectures

Schedule:

11 classes (show schedule)
Sat, Aug 20, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat, Sep 24, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat, Oct 22, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat, Nov 19, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat, Dec 10, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat, Jan 14, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat, Feb 11, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat, Mar 25, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat, Apr 15, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat, May 20, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat, Jun 10, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location:

Online

Instructors:

David Moon - Coastal Resilience Manager, North Shore
Jon Atwood - Mass Audubon Director of Bird Conservation Research
Scott Santino - Statewide Trips, Travel and Certificate Programs Manager
Martha Gach - Education Manager and Conservation Coordinator, Broad Meadow Brook
Wayne Petersen - Director of Important Bird Areas (IBA)
Erica Holm - Urban Ecologist

Audience:

Adult

Members:

$750.00

Nonmembers:

$900.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Take your birding skills to a new level! The Birder's Certificate Program (BCP), offered annually by Mass Audubon since 2004, is a key component in our ongoing efforts to provide the finest educational programs to the birdwatching community. The BCP is equivalent to an undergraduate-level ornithology course.

Eleven monthly online lectures cover a wide range of subject matter, including avian systematics, biology, field identification, physiology, behavior, vocalization, ecology, and conservation. Student comprehension will be evaluated through homework assignments for each presentation. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of achievement.

Lectures will be held online using Microsoft Teams. You will receive the Microsoft Teams Link to log into the program in your confirmation. An email reminder will also be sent to you 48 hours before program start.

SCHEDULE:

August 20, 9:00 am-1:00 pm / Online Lecture: Systematics and Nomenclature with Bill Gette

September 24, 9:00 am-1:00 pm / Online Lecture: Evolution and Speciation with Martha Gach

October 22, 9:00 am-1:00 pm / Online Lecture: Field Identification with Wayne Petersen

November 19, 9:00 am-1:00 pm / Online Lecture: Bird Conservation with Jon Atwood

December 10, 9:00 am-1:00 pm / Online Lecture: Anatomy and Physiology with David Moon

January 14, 9:00 am-1:00 pm / Online Lecture: Feeding Ecology with Erica Holm

February 11, 9:00 am-1:00 pm / Online Lecture: Feathers and Flight with Scott Santino

March 25, 9:00 am-1:00 pm / Online Lecture: Migration with Bill Gette

April 15, 9:00 am-1:00 pm / Online Lecture: Avian Vocalization with Wayne Petersen

May 20, 9:00 am-1:00 pm / Online Lecture: Breeding Behavior with Wayne Petersen

June 10, 9:00 am-1:00 pm / Online Lecture: Field Ornithology with Jon Atwood

Cancellation policy: If you decide to drop the course, we will issue a refund, prorated by your participation in modules, and subject to a $100 administrative fee.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Online
Email [email protected] for more information.