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Identifying Birds by their Field Marks w/Greg Harber

November 7, 2016, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Raptors, Waterfowl and Winter Finches: Learning to Identify Birds by their Field Marks
Special Offer Birdwatching Class for Members with your instructor, Greg Harber. Registration Required – see details at bottom. This class is four consecutive nights in November.

Birmingham Audubon is pleased to announce a special birdwatching class, offered free for members and $20 for non-members. The class will focus on raptors, waterfowl and winter passerines, whose numbers build as the southbound migration tapers off. We will meet on four consecutive Monday nights in November: 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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. As we discuss the various bird families (raptors, waterfowl, and winter passerines) we will take the time to explore those field marks that will help you to identify these birds when observing them.

We will meet at the Birmingham Audubon office, located at 3720 Fourth Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222. The office is located on the second floor and there is ample, lighted parking in the rear of the building, accessed via the driveway from 4th Avenue South. Look for the doorway leading into the reception area, and from there ascend one flight of stairs to the office.

*Registration Required*
There is no class size limit but we do ask that you enroll in advance by contacting Carolyn Henshaw, Volunteer Coordinator, in the Birmingham Audubon office by calling 205-719-3678/ chenshaw@alaudubon.org.
Or, you may register online at https://goo.gl/PA4zDr.
One time registration covers ALL four consecutive classes

For further information please contact the instructor, Greg Harber, at gharber@mindspring.com. Cover photo: Immature male House Finch by Greg Harber.


November 7, 2016
6:30 pm–8:30 pm


Birmingham Audubon Society
3720 4th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35222 United States