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Birding by Ear

Learn how to identify birds that you can hear, but not see.  Watching birds can be enhanced by familiarity with the sounds birds make, including their songs, calls and other vocalizations. We will examine the historical treatment of bird vocalization studies, avian biology and the roles vocalizations play in bird communication.  Emphasis will be placed on field observation and learning to identify birds by ear.   
 
Instructor: Linda Padera, Arboretum instructor
Notes: Class will be held mostly outdoors with some classes meeting off-site. Please dress for the weather and for hiking on uneven terrain. Limit 12.
Supplies: Please bring binoculars and carry a water bottle; field guides may be useful.
Driving Directions: Driving directions for off-site locations will be provided in class.
Certificate Information: Ornithology and Naturalist Certificate Elective (9 hours)
Course number: 
O252
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION: 
3 Tuesdays, May 6-20, 7:30-11:30 a.m. 
Thornhill Education Center
FEES AND ADMISSION: 

Fee includes admission to the Arboretum.

$89.00 members
$105.00 nonmembers
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

CALL: 630-719-2468
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
ONLINE: REGISTER NOW