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ONLINE Course: Audubon at Home: Backyard Bird Habitat
March 31, 2021 , 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pre-registration is required by 12 p.m. CDT Tuesday, March 30th, and space is limited.
Registration is now closed. Check out our other upcoming events here.
While this is a free event, please support our work if you are able by making a tax-deductible donation at alaudubon.org/give.
Join Mercedes Maddox with the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to learn how to create a bird-friendly backyard. Whether you have a plethora of acres or a small fenced-in yard, there are many things you can do to add wildlife value to your landscape. During this presentation, we will focus on three necessities—food, water, and shelter—and explore both artificial and natural ways you can incorporate these into your backyard. While many take pride in having a manicured lawn, it’s the mess that’s best! With a few key habitat traits, your backyard can turn into your own wildlife refuge, attracting a wide range of resident and migrant birds.
- Course Resources: The National Audubon Society Native Plants Database is a great complement to this course.
- To get monthly tips and tricks on how to make your backyard wildlife-friendly, subscribe to the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (AWFF) Wildlife and Conservation Newsletter.
- Local places to purchase native plants include seasonal events at Ruffner Mountain and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, as well as Petals from the Past.
Where and when do we meet? This online course meets on Wednesday, March 31st, from 6–7 p.m. CDT. It will be roughly an hour-long online webinar with time at the end for questions.
Registration: To register, click on the button above. If you’re not an Alabama Audubon member and don’t yet have a username and password, simply click the “X” on the pop up and fill out the basic form. If you do have a login, please use it as this helps us tremendously on our end! You should receive an automated email upon registering.
Please note, you will receive a separate email with the Zoom webinar instructions before the class (once registration closes). You’ll need the link or webinar ID and password from this email to join the meeting. In the event the link does not work for you, you may need to go to the Zoom website and manually enter the webinar ID and password. Please double check your email and make sure it’s a valid email address prior to completing your registration. We’ve had several kick-backs when sending the Zoom meeting instructions out to registrants, and you won’t be able to join the webinar without this information. Thanks!
Questions? Email the Programs Assistant.
I did not receive the email with the Zoom meeting instructions. Please double-check the email address you enter when registering for the online event as that is where the instructions will be sent (once registration closes). You may need to add us to your email provider’s safe sender list in the event it goes to spam. Also, please contact us by the morning of the event so that we have time to address your issue as generally you should have received the email right after registration closes.
The link doesn’t appear to be working. You may need to go to the Zoom website (https://zoom.us) and manually enter the webinar ID and password. Also, wait until just a couple of minutes before the meeting is supposed to begin to try to enter the meeting. It will not work if you try to join the meeting half an hour before it’s scheduled to begin, for instance. You can also check to make sure your computer meets the system requirements by clicking here.
Will this be recorded, and will I have the ability to view it later? This course will be recorded and available on our Vimeo page.
Is there a waiting list? We do not have waiting lists for our online events at this time.
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