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ALL Course: Birds and Birding on the Eastern Shore
September 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Birds and Birding on the Eastern Shore
With Dr. Wayne H. Bell
Five In-Class Sessions on Mondays, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, November 13
Location: Waterfowl Offices,
40 S. Harrison Street, Easton
Three local field trips on Mondays, September 25,
October 23, November 6
Locations: Local venues, TBD
Two special field trips:
Saturday, October 14, 8:00am-3:00pm, Bombay Hook NWR
Sunday, November 12, 8:00am-5:00pm, Chincoteague NWR
Enrollment limited to 20; sign up early!
This introductory course assumes no expertise other than being able to tell an American robin from an osprey. Our quest will include waterfowl, raptors, water birds, shorebirds, and migrant songbirds. Species identification will emphasize GISS (general impression, size, and shape) in addition to field marks shown in most bird guides. Learn how to “pish” birds close for better viewing. Finally, the class will introduce eBird, an international citizen science Internet portal that will manage your observations, keep your life list for you, and ensure that your data (yes, yours!) are available to the scientific community for research.
Members $30 | Non-Members $45
This course is offered in partnership with Waterfowl Chesapeake.