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ONLINE Course: Audubon at Home: Nesting Bird Behaviors

Eastern bluebird nest.

July 7, 2021 , 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

Pre-registration is required by 12 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, July 6th, 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.*

Are songbirds monogamous? Are male mockingbirds with bigger song repertoires more successful at finding mates? Do male barn swallows with long, more symmetrical forked tails make better fathers?

Join Anne Miller on a journey that will open your eyes to little-known aspects of how birds choose their mates, build their nests, and raise their young. Web cams, DNA analysis, and other new technologies are revealing fascinating details about the daily lives and relationships of our native birds. This course will be illustrated with a PowerPoint presentation depicting the intimate details of courtship and nesting that will add to your appreciation of birds and birding in Alabama.

Where and when do we meet? This online course meets on two consecutive Wednesdays (7/7, 7/14), from 5:30–6:30 p.m. CDT. It will be a one-hour online class with some time at the end for questions. 

Cost: Your one-time registration fee of $20 covers the two 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 webinar and making it available to participants for a week after the class.

Registration: To register, click on the button above. If you’re new to our online system 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 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: Beginning in 1977, Anne Miller founded Alabama’s first wildlife rehabilitation program, which eventually became the Alabama Wildlife Center at Oak Mountain State Park, caring for more than 2,500 animals of over 100 species annually. Since her retirement in 2008, she has continued to train wildlife rehabilitators across the US to return healthy young wild animals to their own parents. For her leadership in this area, in 2017 Anne received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Rehabilitator’s Association. An enthusiastic birder, Anne recently completed a two-year term as President of the Alabama Ornithological Society and remains an active member of the AOS board of directors. For several years, Anne also led the Alabama Audubon partnership with the Alabama Tourism Department to create the Alabama Birding Trails.  For this and other contributions, Anne was awarded the prestigious Yellowhammer Award of Alabama Audubon in 2020.  Anne currently serves on the field trips committee and the programs committee of Alabama Audubon.


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? 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.