Whale Museum hosts workshop on local winter birds

  • Mon Dec 11th, 2017 2:01pm
  • Life

Submitted by The Whale Museum

The Whale Museum is holding a “Winter Birds of the San Juan Islands” workshop in partnership with San Juan Islands Audubon. It will take place the weekend of Feb. 23-25 to increase attendees’ birding skills through field trips and presentations.

This workshop is ideal for those who would like to continue their education as naturalists or those who simply love birds. Participants will have opportunities to learn about identifying birds in their winter plumage; groups and species of birds; their needs, behaviors and habitats; and migration and population patterns via hands-on field experience and classroom learning. Barbara Jensen, San Juan Islands Audubon president and birding expert, will lead the course. The course includes three classroom sessions and two half-day field trips on San Juan Island.

The workshop is limited to 20 participants. The tuition includes transportation costs to field sites and lunches on the Feb. 24 and 25. Tuition is $150 for museum/SSAMN members/Orca Adopters or $175 for non-members. Registration is available at The Whale Museum, which is open daily from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. or whalemuseum.org/products/winter-birding-course.

For info, 360-378-4710 ext. 30 or info@whalemuseum.org.