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Birding & Nature

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

  • BIRDING BASICS

    Wondering about the name of that bird in your backyard? Join your neighbors and learn about field guides and binoculars! During the current Covid-19 period, this class is being held LIVE ONLINE via Zoom.

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: January 12 to February 16
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 7–9 p.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Winter 2021
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $110
    Instructor: Larry Spivak, lspivak@pausd.org

  • BIRDING: INTERMEDIATE

    The primary goal of this course is to continue developing birding skills through bird identification by sight and sound. During the current Covid-19 period, this class is being held LIVE ONLINE via Zoom.

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: January 20 to March 10
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 7–8 p.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Winter 2021
    Prerequisite: Birding Basics suggested
    Price: $108
    Instructor: Scott Smithson, wscottsmithson@gmail.com

  • INTRODUCTION TO THE BIRDS OF SANTA CLARA VALLEY (**NEW**)

    Santa Clara Valley Audubon lists over 350 birds that have been seen in the valley. About 200 of the more common of these are the birds we will introduce in these classes. During the current Covid-19 period, this class is being held LIVE ONLINE via Zoom.

    Duration: 5 wks
    Date range: January 13 to February 10
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 7–8:30 p.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Winter 2021
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $92
    Instructor: Larry Spivak, lspivak@pausd.org

  • PHOTOGRAPHING NATURE WITH YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA

    Discover how your nature photos can become works of art rather than just snapshots.

    Duration: 6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hours
    Day(s) of the week: Starts: Jan 13 | Feb 10 | Mar 17 | Apr 14
    Address: ed2Go ONLINE

    Quarter: Winter 2021
    Price: $100
    Instructor: Curt Simmons, B.A., M.Ed, (ed2go Instructor)