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Ornithology

Ornithology

Bird Behavior

Explore the significance of songs and plumage in determining the territory, mate selection, and the different sexual strategies employed by birds at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, April 29-May 13, 2015, 6:00-8:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, May 2 and 16, 2015, 7:30-11:30 a.m.

Special Topics in Bird ID: Spring

Take a closer look at identifying common but complex groups of birds.Practice noting basic field marks, become skilled at recognizing key details of a bird’s appearance, and learn to account for wear and molt to avoid common pitfalls of identification at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Sundays, April 12-26, 2015, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Field Study: Birds of Spring-Sold Out

Learn how to identify Illinois' spring resident and migratory birds by sight and call and meet other birders at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, April 12-May 17, 2015, 8:00-11:30 a.m.

Spring Bird Walks

Celebrate spring by searching The Morton Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds. Saturdays, April 18, May 16 or June 20, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Beginning Birdwatching-Sold Out

In this single morning workshop for beginners, learn how to find birds, discuss equipment, what to wear, keeping track of your observations, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 28, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Waterfowl Field Study-Sold Out

Learn about the events that are a part of spring waterfowl migration and identify the birds arriving in Illinois at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, March 15, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Bird Biology (New location-Research Building)

Gain a well-rounded understanding of what makes a bird a bird by discussing flight, feathers, and anatomical features such as feet, bills, and bones, along with bird metabolism, muscle structure and intelligence at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, February 3-February 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 14, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Field Study: Birds of Winter

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 at The Morton Arboretum.5 Sundays, January 18-February 15, 8:00-11:30 a.m

Winter Bird Walk

Explore the winter landscape with an expert guide, learn to identify the birds that overwinter in Illinois, and discuss their behaviors and natural history at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, January 17, February 21 or March 21, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Fall Warbler Workshop

Enjoy the fall warbler migration while learning a methodical approach to dealing with fall plumages, arrival dates, migration patterns, habitat preferences, and alternate feeding approaches at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 11, 7:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 13, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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