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Course: Mastering Winter Water Birds


Two whooping cranes surrounded by thousands of sandhill cranes at Wheeler. By Greg Harber.

January 6, 2020 , 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Our courses usually fill several days before they begin—don’t miss your chance to study with Audubon!

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 in the greater Birmingham area. Field trips will supplement classroom learning with real-world experience.

Textbook: The National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America will serve as the text for this course; while we encourage students to bring their own, more than enough copies are available for use here in the office.

Where and when do we meet? The course meets on four Mondays (1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3), 6–8 p.m., at the Alabama Audubon main office in Birmingham, located on the second floor of 3720 Fourth Avenue South. (Ample and well-lit parking is available in back, just behind Rodney Scott’s BBQ.) Class will not meet on MLK Day (1/20).

Cost: Your one-time registration fee ($60/members; $85/non-members) covers all four meetings. (While you are not required to attend each class, do note that we cannot refund individuals for partial attendance.)

Registration: Class size is limited to fifteen, so don’t delay! 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.

Accessibility: Wheelchair access and limited parking is available in the front of the building on Fourth Avenue South. If parking in the back parking lot, there are stairs to get into the building.

Questions? Email the Outreach & Communications Director, or call 205-719-3678.

Please, no pets in the classroom. Only service animals are welcome.