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Backyard Birder Class

by Ken Wiersema

 

 

July 6th 10:00 a.m. “Gulls and Shorebirds”

The final program for the 2018-2019 series will be “Gulls and Shorebirds” presented by Bob Boekelheide. The program will be offered Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim.

Bob will once again proclaim and explain his frequent mantra: “There is no such bird as a Seagull”.  Come and learn how to identify the more than a dozen species of gulls, gull like birds, and the multitude of their shorebird associates who call the Olympic Peninsula home, visit us during their migration, or breed here.  The program is richly illustrated with regional photographs and Bob welcomes your questions and comments.  Bob will lead a short field trip to a local shoreline after the class.  Don’t miss it!

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 birding programs will be on hiatus for August and September. New and revitalized programs will return on Oct 5th.  Watch for them!

Backyard Birder program

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. “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. Instructors are volunteers, and class fees support the educational programs of OPAS and the Dungeness River Audubon Center.

We invite new presenters to be part our Backyard birding programs. If you have a topic you’d want to present or know of a speaker who’d be interested in doing a class,  please let me or Rhonda Marks-Coats (remarksedits@gmail.com) know and we’ll follow up.  And if you wish to suggest a new or revised bird subject we should offer, also let us know.  A list of the speakers and class topics for the 2019-20 programs will be in the next edition.