Those interested should have completed beginning birding classes within the last five years. Topics include: behavioral observations, data compilation & journaling methods, habitat traits and related species, and identification by song. Numerous handouts included and each night class includes outdoor birding. Bring binoculars, bird guide and boots. A morning field trip is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th, in case of inclement weather field trip may be postponed to Nov.3rd.
Oct. 3rd- Introductions and class objectives.
Oct. 10th-Migration Miracles: Why, When and to Where? Flocking and other key behaviors, Habitats: Importance and Variety.
Oct. 17th-Birding Data Considerations: What and Why? Journaling, trip, year and life lists, possible study projects.
Oct. 24th-focus on bird songs and signs, resident species and most common songs, signs/evidence of birds during fall/winter, quick review of all 4 nights, with examples.
Oct. 27th-Field Trip-Feathers and Foliage-site stops include: Caratunk Refuge Seekonk, Turner Reservoir, Colt State Park, and if time allows Sachuest Pt National Wildlife Refuge.