Bird watching is a sport that has been around for years. In fact, today, bird watching is the second fastest growing hobby in America, bested only by gardening. In this course we will begin with a lecture on the equipment needed for successful birding and bird identification. We will discuss the appropriate binoculars and field guides to use in the field followed by information on bird identification clues, silhouettes – shapes & sizes, plumage, behavior, habitat, voice and other tips. Lastly, we will conduct a bird walk at the Joe. E. Anderson area of Lake Storey to put into practice what we have learned in the classroom. The class is a great primer for birding beginners. Not limited to plus 50 attendees.
T, 05/21/13, 2 wks. , 6 - 8 p.m.
Building G, Charles Young
$29 CSC C53 600