Enjoy autumn’s amazing birding as you learn to identify the migratory birds filling the air. We are fortunate to be in two flyways, including the longest migration route of any in the Western Hemisphere. Learn fall migrants and newly arrived winter residents. Field work will concentrate on identification skills - how molt, feather wear, and age vary a bird's fall plumage.
Instructor: Denis Kania, manager of natural areas, St. Charles Park District
Notes: The majority of the class is held outdoors and many sessions meet offsite. The class will not meet over Labor Day weekend. Limit 12
Recommended text: Sibley's Birding Basics by David Allen Sibley, $15.95, is available at the Arboretum Store
Driving directions: Driving directions for offsite locations will be supplied in the first class meeting.
Supplies: Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars and field guides.
Certificate information: Ornithology Certificate Requirement; Naturalist Certificate Elective (18 hours)
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION:
5 Sundays, August 24 and September 7-28, 8:00-11:30 a.m.
Thornhill Education Center
FEES AND ADMISSION:
Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum.
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
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