Date(s) - December 14, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
4000 SW Fairview Blvd
Portland, OR 97221
Birds of prey are cool, and the coolest season for observing them is winter. Leaves are off the trees so you can see them perched, numbers increase with first-year birds and migrants, and prey density concentrates them into smaller areas where they are easily observed. In this class, experienced birder Laura Whittemore will introduce you to the commonly seen eagles, hawks, and falcons present in winter in Oregon, how and where to find them, and how to tell them apart using shape and silhouette, habitat, behavior, and plumage patterns. An indoor presentation will be followed by an interpretative walk around Hoyt Arboretum.
About the instructor: Longtime birder and teacher Laura Whittemore loves to show beginners the tricks of the trade. She has taught classes for Audubon Society of Portland 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.
Class size is limited to 15 participants; registration is required. Recommended for ages 15 and up. There are no refunds for cancellations within two weeks of the class date.