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ONLINE Course: Audubon at Home—Birding by Ear: The Robin Song Family

American robin. Photo: Liz Rozzelle.

May 12, 2020 , 5:30 pm 6:00 pm

Pre-registration is required by 3 p.m. Monday, May 11th, and space is limited.

UPDATE: This course is now full. Check out our other upcoming online courses here.

In response to social distancing and shelter-in-place rules for Alabama 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.

A key element in learning to identify birds by their songs is categorization—learning to group birds with similar songs, then separating the individual species by their similarities and differences. An important “cluster” of bird songs is the one composed of birds that sing short, tumbling phrases like the American robins. Join Paul H. Franklin as he explores and explains the primary songs of the robin, the tanagers, several of the vireos, the rose-breasted grosbeak, and the orioles for what promises to be a lively walk through the realm of native bird songs.

Where and when do we meet? This online course meets on Tuesday, May 12th, from 5:30–6 p.m. It will be a thirty-minute online class with ten minutes 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.

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 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.