Family Birdwatching in The Gardens
Instructor: Greg Harber
Saturday, March 30 | 9:30– 11:30 a.m.
Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Members* $8 (child+1 adult) | Non-Members $10 (child+1 adult)
$5 for an additional family member (per class)
*Hydrangea Level and above
Birdwatching is a hobby everyone in the family can enjoy! With spring upon us there is no better time to hone your bird identification skills while exploring The Gardens and learning about the many birds around us! eBird is a powerful tool developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that allows users to keep a list of the birds they’ve seen while at the same time helping researchers studying bird population dynamics. This class will consist of a bird walk through The Gardens (1-1.5 hours) where we’ll teach participants to identify birds by their field marks and songs, after which we will return to the classroom to teach users how to log their sightings into the eBird database. This spring outing in The Gardens is good for the whole family and science, too!
About the instructor: Greg Harber is an active member of the Birmingham Audubon Society and currently serves as chairman of their Field Trips committee. He has taught birding classes for Birmingham Audubon and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens over the years. The BBG is one of his favorite places to look for birds.
CLASS CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
Refunds (minus a $15 processing fee) given if notification is made at least 10 business days prior to class start date. (You are always welcome to send another person under your registration if you cannot attend.) A $15 processing fee will be charged for class transfers at any time. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to lack of participation; if we cancel a class as such, we will issue a full refund. Please be aware that we strive to hold classes regardless of weather, so plan accordingly. In the unlikely event a class has to be cancelled due to inclement weather, we will attempt to notify you, and a refund (minus a $15 processing fee) will be issued.