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ONLINE Course: Audubon at Home: Birding by Habitat


Great Crested Flycatcher at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Photo: Matt Hunter

June 7 , 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

$40

Pre-registration is required by 3 p.m. CDT Friday, June 4th, and space is limited.

Registration is now closed. Check out our upcoming events here.

*We understand there are economic barriers that many are facing during this time. If you live in Alabama and would like to request financial assistance, please email us.*

Nearly 450 species of birds have been documented in Alabama and, of these, 158 regularly breed here. Early summer—when males and females are on territory—is an excellent time to learn which habitats they prefer and in which they are most likely to be found. Males are energetic in their singing, and once the eggs hatch, parents are often quite visible as they search for food to feed their young. In short, it’s a great time to find birds beyond your backyard!

Birding beyond your backyard offers the opportunity to expand your knowledge of birds and gain a better appreciation for the bird diversity in this state. And because Alabama has a wealth of habitats within her borders, it’s no surprise that an array of species has adapted to and exploits this diversity. Deciduous and pine forests, bottomland swamps, grasslands and pastures, weedy fields, wetlands, beaches and shores—even gravel rooftops!—provide habitat for nesting birds, and as you will learn in this course, each one has a suite of breeding birds more likely to be found there.

Come along with our instructor, Greg Harber, as we explore Alabama’s birds and learn where to find them.

Where and when do we meet? This online course meets on four consecutive Mondays (6/7, 6/14, 6/21, and 6/28), from 6–8 p.m. CDT. It will be a two-hour online class with some time at the end for questions.

Cost: Your one-time registration fee of $40 covers all four meetings.* (While you are not required to attend each class, do note that we cannot refund individuals for partial attendance.) We will be recording the class and making it available to participants for a week after each class.

Registration: Space is limited. To register, click on the button above. If you 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 first 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.

About the instructor: Greg Harber has been a member of Alabama Audubon since he first moved to the city in 1986. During that time, he has served in various capacities, including as a chapter officer and key member on several committees (Bird Counts and Education, among others). An avid cyclist and master birder, he currently serves on the Alabama Audubon Board of Directors and as chair of our Field Trips committee.


FAQ’s:

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 access to view them later? We are recording our online courses and offering the recordings to registrants for a week after class night.

Is there a waiting list? We do not have waiting lists for our online events at this time.