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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
Time: 2:30–4:00pm
Location: Waterfowl Offices,
40 S. Harrison Street, Easton
Three local field trips on Mondays, September 25,
October 23, November 6
Time: 8:00–10:00am
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!
Course Description:
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.


September 18, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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CBMM Education & Reservations Coordinator, Allison Speight


Waterfowl Festival Offices
40 S. Harrison St. , Easton, MD 21601 United States
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