Classes and Workshops

January 12, 2019Birding 101 Class with Black Hills Audubon Society’s Scott Mills, Ph.D

This course, taught by retired professor of ornithology Scott Mills, will provide an introduction to birding with an emphasis on developing identification skills.

Other topics will include a review of birding tools including binoculars and field guides, an introduction to birding terminology, and some discussion of basic bird biology as they relate to identification. The course is designed primarily for beginning birders but should be useful for many mid-level birders as well.

The class is comprised of five classes and two field trips. Field trip dates to be determined at the first class.

Five Saturday Mornings: January 12 – February 9
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: The Education Building at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Cost: $75.00 (includes two field trips. Some Scholarships are available.)

Register by contacting Ken Brown at
Black Hills Audubon Society, PO Box 2524, Olympia, WA 98507-2524

Class is limited to 24 persons.



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November 29, 2018Wintering Backyard Birds of Lewis County with Dalton Spencer

Having a new instructor and class offering in Lewis County presents another option for a birding class with Black Hills Audubon.  Dalton Spencer will teach a class geared for beginning birders, helping people learn to find and identify over 30 species of wintering birds in their backyards.

From doves to chickadees, this class will open your eyes and ears to the world of birds, letting you develop a greater understanding of birds, while you learn to cater to their needs and see them in your backyard more often.

There will be two Thursday sessions, November 29 and December 6, 7:30-9:00 p.m. each evening, at the Centralia Christian Church, 1215 W. Main St., Centralia 98531.  Bring a field guide or alternative bird book. Registration ($25.00) is required and the class is limited to 24 people. Register by calling Deb Nickerson at 360-481-7446 or emailing her at


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