Birding by Ear – An Introduction
Instructor: Paul Hicks
Please join us for our Birding by Ear Class on Friday, June 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This will be a lecture/discussion, followed-up with an early morning field trip—a choice between the 3rd or 10th (or possibly 20th) of June. Our instructor is long-time birder Paul Hicks, who has been birding by ear since high school. The lecture component will be held at Grace Community Covenant Church, 5501 Wiggins Road S.E. Directions will be supplied with registration.
Many birders find birding by ear particularly challenging, yet it opens up a whole new dimension of identifying and enjoying our avian friends. Paul hopes to introduce BBE to beginning birders as well as enhance the skills of more advanced birders. The class will focus on song recognition—not highly technical, but homework and practice will be assigned. Participants are encouraged to bring field guides, gadgets, or apps that they have found helpful.
The class—the lecture and one field trip—is $10 and is limited to 24 to allow for two comfortable-sized field component groups. Preregistration is required. To register, please contact education chair Mary Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 357-6863.
As always, check our Black Hills Audubon website for the most up-to-date information about upcoming classes. We post if a class is full, as well as any classes scheduled after the Echo publication deadline.