Field Study: Birds of Spring

Learn how to identify Illinois' spring resident and migratory birds by sight and call and meet other birders. We will meet primarily outdoors and visit different habitats around the area to learn calls and identification of field marks. Indoors, we will discuss behavioral clues that help in identification, feather arrangement, and physical topography and review daily checklists from the prior field days.

Instructor: Denis Kania, manager of natural areas, St. Charles Park District
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather and for hiking on uneven terrain during the Sunday field session. Limit 12
Recommended Text: Sibley's Birding Basics by David Allen Sibley; available at the Arboretum Store.
Supplies: Bring a water bottle, binoculars, and field guides.
Driving Directions: Several sessions will meet off-site; driving directions will be provided in class.
Continuing education: 17.5 CPDH credits for educators are available.


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Schedule and Location

Five Saturdays, April 28 through June 2 (no class on May 19), 2018, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$178.00 member
$209.00 nonmember

Registration Information

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.

Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.