Birding 101 Workshop

Birding 101 Workshop

Date(s) - September 28, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hoyt Arboretum
4000 SW Fairview Blvd
Portland, OR 97221


Birds are everywhere you look, but how to figure out which one is which? This workshop takes the mystery out of bird observation and identification by giving you the tools to see the whole bird—not just its color, but its shape, size, pattern, behavior, and more.

In this class, longtime birder and teacher Laura Whittemore will introduce you to the questions you should ask when faced with a mystery bird. During a slide presentation of local common species, you’ll learn to see beyond a bird’s color and consider other physical and behavioral characteristics that will tell you about a bird’s identity and life history. Use your new awareness on a walk around Hoyt Arboretum as you learn to detect birds by moving slowly, being patient, and using your ears and eyes.

About the instructor: Longtime birder and teacher Laura Whittemore loves to show beginners the tricks of the trade. She has taught classes for Portland Audubon and previously worked for Backyard Bird Shop, where she helped bird-feeding enthusiasts ID those confusing little brown birds. Laura holds a BA in Biology from Lewis and Clark College and has traveled in the US, Australia, South Africa, and Antarctica in search of birds.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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