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Audubon Teaches Nature: Becoming a Better Birder

March 20, 2016, 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Becoming a Better Birder: Using Field Marks to Identify Birds

with Greg Harber, Guest Speaker

Sunday, March 20, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Oak Mountain Interpretive Center

Have you ever desired to become a better birder, or feel more confident about your bird identification skills? If so, then this program is for you! Identifying birds can be a challenge, especially when confronted with an unfamiliar species, but there are steps one can take to make the process a little easier. Field marks are those traits, behaviors or marks on a bird that one can use to help when trying to identify a bird. This program is geared toward the beginning or intermediate birder who wants to improve their skills by learning to identify birds by their field marks. Once you know the key field marks, you’ll be a pro in no time!

Louisiana Waterthrush by Greg Harber. Dauphin Island, AL.
Louisiana Waterthrush by Greg Harber. Dauphin Island, AL.

Programs are held at the Alabama Wildlife Center at Oak Mountain State Park, and the adjacent Oak Mountain Interpretive Center. Admission to the park is $5.00 per person, but the program itself is free. Come early to enjoy refreshments at the Alabama Wildlife Center and the birds at the feeders, then, when it is time for the program we will proceed to the auditorium.

Next month’s program:
Baby Bird Season,
Scottie Jackson & the AWC Team
Sunday, April 24, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Alabama Wildlife Center

Veery Thrush by Debbie McKenzie.
Veery Thrush by Debbie McKenzie.

The 2015-16 Season of Audubon Teaches Nature is co-sponsored by the

Birmingham Audubon Society, the Alabama Wildlife Center,
the Oak Mountain Interpretive Center and Friends of Oak Mountain

During this twenty-fifth year of Audubon Teaches Nature we will explore and celebrate the diversity of Alabama’s natural history. These seminars will provide you with the knowledge and skills to allow you to more fully enjoy your time in the field, whether birding, botanizing, hiking or biking. Audubon Teaches Nature will give you the unique opportunity to meet and learn from some of Alabama’s leading naturalists and authorities who are willing to share their years of experience and special knowledge to make your outdoor experiences more enjoyable. Our programs are designed to showcase the beauty and natural history of Oak Mountain State Park and the central Alabama region.

Kingbird by Greg Harber.
Kingbird by Greg Harber.




March 20, 2016
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
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Oak Mountain State Park
200 Terrace Dr,
Pelham, AL 35124 United States
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(205) 620-2524
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