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BIRDING: Intermediate

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Duration: 8 wks
Date range: January 16 to March 6
Date(s) of the week: Wednesday (lectures) / (Plus 3 optional Saturday field trips: Dates and times to be discussed in class.)
Hour: 7–9 p.m.
Quarter: Winter 2019
Prerequisite: Beginning birding
Textbook: Any North America or Western North America bird field guide (Sibley’s Guide is a great one)
Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 1707
Price: $200
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The class includes three Saturday field trips. Dates and times to be discussed in class.

Take your observation skills and birding knowledge to the next level. You will learn how seasonality and habitats shape the expected species in the Bay Area, and incorporate bird song and behavior into your identification repertoire. The winter quarter will focus on our identification of our overwintering waterfowl, shorebirds and landbirds.

Recommended textbook: Any North America or Western North America bird field guide (Sibley’s Guide is a great one).

Student Comments

I took the Intermediate Birding class to improve my ability to identify and understand birds. The field trips were wonderful.

Mary Ann Chazan,
Retired Occupational Therapist