Education Resources

Learn about local and area classes and activities that may be of interest to members. In addition, find links here to online classes and other educational resources related to birding.

Local and Area Classes and Activities

The Education Committee maintains a list of local and area classes and activities of special interest to members of our chapter. Links to other organizations are also provided below for information about classes they may offer:

View past  presentations on birds from local Birding Expert and International Tour Guide Alvaro Jamarillo in this series of Webinars presented by the Coastside Land Trust.

Interested in Bird Photography? Join the Fremont Birding Circle on Facebook to learn about monthly walks led by local photographer and birding expert, Jerry Ting, and enjoy bird photography posts by members.

Mono Lake Field Seminars: 38 classes including birds and photography at www.monolake.org

Sterling Wildlife Biology: Gulls, raptors, shorebirds, and more at www.sterlingbirds.com

Golden Gate Audubon: offers classes for all levels of birding skills for members and non-members at https://goldengateaudubon.org/education/classes/.

Ohlone Audubon Society: maintains a list of local classes at http://www.ohloneaudubon.org/index.php/education/bird-watching-classes

The Point Reyes National Seashore Association Field Institute: offers over 140 outdoor education classes per year that foster the enjoyment of the Point Reyes National Seashore, see  http://www.ptreyes.org/camps-classes-programs/prnsa-field-institute.

Daniel Edelstein: teaches classes which can be found on his Merritt College blog and on his website at WarblerWatch.com.

John Muir Laws: illustrator and artist, naturalist and author, offers classes through his website, JohnMuirLaws.com.

Denise Wight: offers birding classes at http://www.denisewightbirds.com/

Online Education

The Education Committee provides links to online classes and educational resources for teachers:

Audubon Adventures offers a variety of programs for teachers at http://www.audubon.org/conservation/audubon-adventures.

Birds of North America is a subscription website maintained by Cornell Lab of Ornithology that has a wealth of information on birds. You can access them at https://birdsna.org/. This is not a set of classes, but detailed information to assist your learning about individual bird species

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has over 200 online courses available. Some require a fee, but many are free. You can explore them at https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/course-list/.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology also has their Bird Sleuth programs for teachers. Find out more at http://www.birdsleuth.org/

Upcoming Events

Nov 01

Winter Sparrows Workshop 2021 – Day 1

NOVEMBER 1 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workshop Dates: Nov 1 & 3, 2021 6:00pm – 8:00pm $100 total per person for both sessions This workshop will be a basis to identify the wintering sparrows in California, with a focus on the Bay Area. We hope to also give you a background to understand a bit about the biology, evolutionary history, migration, […]

Nov 02

Raptors In Winter

NOVEMBER 2 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor: Maureen Lahiff, With Anne Ardillo on Field Trips 3 sessions on Tuesdays and Saturdays Venue: Zoom plus field trips Year-round resident hawks, falcons, and eagles of the greater Bay Area and the Central Valley are joined  by a number of wintering migrants (including Ferruginous and Rough-legged Hawks). We’ll explore the rhythm of their lives and […]

Nov 03

Winter Sparrows Workshop 2021 – Day 2

NOVEMBER 3 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workshop Dates: Nov 1 & 3, 2021 6:00pm – 8:00pm $100 total per person for both sessions This workshop will be a basis to identify the wintering sparrows in California, with a focus on the Bay Area. We hope to also give you a background to understand a bit about the biology, evolutionary history, migration, […]

Nov 05

The Falconer – An Online Film Screening

NOVEMBER 5 @ 9:00 PM

Join Peninsula Open Space Trust for a special free online screening of “The Falconer” in honor of the Fall Raptor Migration Season! The event is free but registration is required. Guests who register for the event will receive a viewing link and password to access the film anytime between 7pm Friday, November 5 through midnight on Wednesday, […]