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Birding & Nature

Birding can become your passion too! With three levels offered from Birding Basics to advanced coverage,
field experiences are a key part of any class.

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    Wondering about the name of that bird in your backyard? Join your neighbors and learn about field guides and binoculars!

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: January 16 to February 20
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 7–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1703

    Quarter: Winter 2018
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $165
    Instructor: Larry Spivak, larry8141@yahoo.com

  • BIRDING: Intermediate

    Take your observation skills and birding knowledge to the next level. You will learn how date and habitat shape the expected species in the Bay Area.

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: January 17 to February 21
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday (lectures) / Saturday (optional field trips)
    Hour: 7–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1707

    Quarter: Winter 2018
    Prerequisite: A series of beginning birding classes or 3+ years of birding experience
    Price: $165
    Instructor: Robert Furrow, robertfurrow@gmail.com

  • BIRDING: The Master Class

    Focus on complex ID challenges and seasonal specialties addressing habitat, bird topography, molt strategy, vocalization and behavior as identification aids.

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: January 22 to March 19
    (No class: February 19.)
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 7–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1708

    Quarter: Winter 2018
    Prerequisite: Previous birding experience (Advanced class)
    Price: $176
    Instructor: Matthew Dodder, mdodder@sbcglobal.net, www.birdguy.net