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ONLINE Course: Audubon at Home: Mastering Winter Water Birds

Mixed flock of lesser scaups by Bob Farley

January 11, 2021 , 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Pre-registration is required by 3 p.m. CST Friday, January 8th, and space is limited.

UPDATE: Registration is now closed. Check out our other upcoming events here.

*We understand there are economic barriers that many are facing during this time. If you need financial assistance, please email us.*

Greg Harber provides a comprehensive look at all the birds you’re likely to encounter on or near Alabama’s winter waterways. Topics include identifying loons, grebes, geese, ducks, and cranes, as well as finding reliable populations of these birds throughout Alabama. One local field trip may be offered as pandemic precautions permit in late January or early February to supplement classroom learning. (See our COVID-19 statement here—currently all in-person events are canceled.)

Where and when do we meet? This online course meets on four Mondays (1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8), from 6–8 p.m. CST, with the exception of January 18th when there will be no class in observance of MLK Day. It will be a two-hour online class with some time at the end for questions. 

Cost: Your one-time registration fee of $40 covers all four meetings.* (While you are not required to attend each class, do note that we cannot refund individuals for partial attendance.)

Textbook: The National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America will serve as the text for this course. All participants are required to purchase their own copy of the book. You are more than welcome to purchase the book in a format that best suits your reading preferences. We encourage registrants to support their local book store when possible. Other field guides may be used as well, in which case the birds in discussion will be found on different pages. If purchasing through Amazon, we recommend using Amazon Smile and selecting Alabama Audubon as your charity of choice!

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 Outreach & Communications Director.


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 them later? We are working on a plan for recording our online courses and offering the recordings to registrants for a week after class night, and we plan to roll this out beginning with this class.

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