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ONLINE Course: Audubon at Home: Birdwatching for Beginners


Barred owl by Maranda Mink.

June 1, 2020 , 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Pre-registration is required by 11 a.m. CDT Monday, June 1st, and space is limited.

UPDATE: We apologize for the late notice, but due to a new city-wide curfew of 7 p.m. announced June 1st in Birmingham, Alabama, we unfortunately must cancel our online course scheduled for this evening for 6–7 p.m. CDT. This curfew does not currently have an end date, and therefore we do not know at this time when we will be able to reschedule this free online course. We will work with the instructor to reschedule this course as soon as we are able, so stay tuned to alaudubon.org/courses and to our social media channels for announcements on when this will be offered again. We greatly appreciate your understanding and your patience as we navigate through this new curfew, as our instructor will not have the ability to hold the course at that time. Thank you, and stay safe.

In response to social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering free online courses as a public service to help folks continue to learn about the birds they love! While these will initially be offered for free, please support our work if you are able and make a tax-deductible donation at alaudubon.org/give. Please make sure to comply with all state and local social-distancing regulations. See our full COVID-19 statement here.

Did you miss the first two offerings of this popular online course? Here’s another opportunity to join master-birder Greg Harber as he teaches students everything they need to know to get started with their new favorite hobby, including: feeding birds in your backyard, finding birds in Birmingham and throughout Alabama, and identifying common birds and bird families.

Where and when do we meet? This online course meets on Monday, June 1st, from 6–7 p.m. CDT. It will be an hour-long online class with some time at the end for questions. Click on the registration link above to sign up, and you’ll receive the instructions on how to join the meeting via a confirmation email.* 

*Please note, you will receive a separate email with the Zoom meeting instructions before the class (likely the afternoon before). You’ll need the meeting 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 meeting ID and password.

Registration: Class size is limited to 100. 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.

Please only register if you intend to take the online course. We’ve had a lot of people reach out after these courses fill up who want to take them, and we want to ensure everyone has a spot that wants one! Also, 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 meeting without this information. Thanks!

Questions? Email the Outreach & Communications Director.

FAQ’s:

Will this be recorded, and will I have the ability to view them later? Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to record our online courses. Please check out our other upcoming online courses here.

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

The link doesn’t appear to be working. You may need to go to the Zoom website (https://zoom.us) and manually enter the meeting 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, say, half an hour before it’s scheduled to begin.

I did not receive the email with the Zoom meeting instructions. Please double-check the email address you enter when registering for the course as that is where the instructions will be sent (typically the afternoon before). 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 if possible as generally you should have received the email the afternoon before the course offering.