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Backyard Birder Class

Backyard Birder Class
by Jane Stewart

The Backyard Birding series of classes, hosted by members of the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, is intended for residents of this area who are interested in knowing more about birds seen locally each season of the year and learning how to develop good habitats for wild birds. The cost of each session is $5 and is free for anyone under 18. 

“Backyard Birding” can be taken either as individual classes or as a series. The cost of each session is $5 and is free for anyone under 18. After the completion of five sessions, participants will be offered free membership in OPAS for one year.

Backyard Birder programs for January-February, 2018

Classes will meet at the Dungeness River Audubon Center from 10 am to noon.

January 6th Class — 10 am to noon.
Backyard Birds — The Inside Story 

To start the new year, Shirley Anderson and Ken Wiersema will lead a discussion of the biology and physical features of birds — how they eat, digest, breath, sing, reproduce, and fly.  This session will include the showing of a collection of bird skeletons, feathers, feet, new illustrations, graphics, and sounds.  It will enhance  your enjoyment and understanding of birds in our local area.  Please join us; bring your observations and questions.

February 3rd Class — 10a.m. to noon
Bird Nesting
With spring on the horizon, we offer a favorite program on bird nesting. We’ll show attendees where and how local birds nest, and how nesting is an integral part of pair bonding. Ken Wiersema will lead the presentation, offering examples of the nests of many different species. The program also has a “how to” walk through on how bird watchers of every age and skill can be part of the Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb 16-19 2018.

For more information, contact: 360-681-4076 / rceducation@olympus.net