Has the COVID lockdown led to a greater (or renewed) interest in birds? Want to move beyond being able to tell a robin from a jay and be able to sort out the sparrows? Moved across the country and finding new birds? Or maybe you’re finally retired and have time to do what you love? Outdoors person who wants to enhance the experience? Or maybe you took a beginning birding class and want more? The Advanced Beginning class is geared to people who meet all those descriptions and more. Participants must have and use binoculars confidently. Field trips will be to East Bay shoreline, woodland, riparian, and grassland locations. This class will help you understand the various bird families and work on tricky IDs. It will also introduce you to community science (bird counting/ monitoring) activities and current bird conservation issues.
Recordings of the lecture presentations will be available to class participants for a limited period of time.
Four Tuesday evening classes by Zoom, February 15, 22; March 1, 8: 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
Four three-hour field Sunday trips to a different site each week: February 20, 27; March 6, 13: 9:00 am to 12 noon. Field trip locations will be announced in class and be email. Field trips meet at the field trip site.
- Carpooling is encouraged if you are comfortable sharing a ride.
$100 for GGAS members, $125 for non-members.
Once this class is full, you may sign up to be on a waiting list.