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Advanced Beginning Birding – Evening Lectures

September 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Instructor: Anne Hoff
5 sessions on Wednesdays and Sundays
Venue: Zoom plus field trips

Did the Covid lockdown spark or renew your interest in birding? Want to move beyond being able to tell a robin from a jay and be able to sort out the sparrows? Moved across the country and finding new birds? Or maybe you’re finally retired and have time to do what you love? Outdoors person who wants to enhance the experience? Or maybe you took a beginning birding class and want more?

White-tailed Kite during the Oakland Christmas-in-May Bird Count, by Mark Rauzon
White-tailed Kite by Mark Rauzon

This Advanced Beginning class is geared to people who meet all those descriptions and more. Participants must have and use binoculars confidently. Field trips will be to East Bay shoreline, woodland, riparian, and grassland locations. This class will help you understand the various bird families and work on tricky IDs. It will also introduce you to community science (bird counting/monitoring) activities and current bird conservation issues.

Recordings of the lecture presentations will be available to class participants for a limited period of time. Please note that we are also offering a version of this class with Zoom lectures in the evening. Choose whichever fits your schedule! The content is the same in both classes.

  • Five Wednesday evening classes by Zoom on September 22, 29, and October 6, 13, 20, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30p.m.
  • Five three-hour field trips to a different site every week, on Sundays September 26 and October 3, 10, 17, 24, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
  • Lectures are via Zoom. Field trip locations will be announced in class. Field trips meet at the field trip site. Carpooling is encouraged if you are comfortable sharing a ride.
  • Must have binoculars and use them competently.
  • $125 for GGAS members, $150 for non-members.

Once this class is full, you may sign up to be on a waiting list.

MDAS members pay the same rate as GGAS members!

Registration opens: July 1, 2021

Limited to 12 participants


September 22
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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