Birding Basics in Tangipahoa Parish

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021 at 8:00am

Ponchatoula Area Recreation
19030 Ponchatoula Parks Drive
Ponchatoula, LA 70454


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Birding skills for the beginning birder

Have you ever seen a bird and wondered "what in the world" is that?!? And then you try to look it up and just get frustrated... If so, this class is for you! The class is taught by Jane Patterson, current President and Education chair for Baton Rouge Audubon Society. This class will cover the basics needed to get into birdwatching. We'll talk about binoculars and field guides and how to choose and use them. We'll talk about how to bring birds to your yard where you can see them up close. And we'll talk about how to take your newfound skills into the field.

NOTE: If you have taken this class previously and are interested in taking it again, please email me so that I can place you on the waiting list. I'd like to give new folks a chance to sign up first.

This class will consist of a series of 4 lectures with 4 field trips (weather permitting) on the same day as class.

-Class will be limited to 12 people
-Lecture portion of the class will be held in the Events building at PARD so we can spread out (and wear masks)
-Class and Field trips will take place on WEEKDAY MORNINGS. Lecture will last 1-1.5 hours, bird walks about 1-1.5 hours. Face coverings will be worn by all during the field trips when you are close to anyone. I will have binoculars to loan, which you will sanitize prior to use with provided antibacterial wipes. However, it is advised that you purchase your own binoculars prior to a field trip if possible.
-Anyone that feels sick on the day of field trip will be asked not to attend. If I feel ill, class will be cancelled. If I cancel class, refunds will be provided. Refunds will only be offered to students if cancellation is processed at least 7 days before class (so that I can attempt to fill the spot).

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