Learn techniques for accurately identifying Illinois' winter birds, spot species that are in the area this winter, and meet the migratory species that overwinter in our region. Time will be spent indoors developing field identification skills, discussing, choosing, and using birding equipment, reviewing daily checklists, and learning calls and field identification marks.
Instructor: Denis Kania, Manager of Natural Areas, St. Charles Park District
Notes: There will be extended winter outdoor explorations in each session and several classes will take place away from the Arboretum; driving directions will be provided. Limit 12.
Supplies: Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars and field guides.
Recommended Text: Sibley's Birding Basics, $15.95, available in the Arboretum Store.
Certificate information: Ornithology Certificate Requirement; can be used as a Naturalist Certificate, WSP Elective (18 hours)
5 Sundays, January 5-February 2, 8:00-11:30 a.m.
Thornhill Education Center
Fee includes admission to the Arboretum.
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
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