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An Introduction to Bird ID

Birding Workshop

April 23 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

In Celebration of Earth Day!

Birding for Beginners: An Introduction to Bird ID
Tuesday, April 23 / 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
$15 General Public; $12 VINS Members

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Register to receive the link for this virtual event on Zoom.

Have you ever noticed a small flash of color high in the treetops and wondered what species of bird you are looking at? Or have you awoken to the dawn chorus of songbirds and wished you could identify who was singing outside your window?

If you want to get better at identifying birds by sight and sound then join VINS for a workshop that will give you the skills to get outdoors and start birding.

Birding By Ear – When foliage is thick and birds are hidden deep within the forest canopy, one way to identify them is by listening to their calls. A spring or summer soundscape in Vermont is full of wonderful bird calls, and being able to identify a single bird amongst the many sounds can seem a daunting task. This class will hone your ear to some of the most common bird calls to start building your birding-by-ear foundation.

From the comfort of your home, begin your birding journey this winter!

Suggested Materials:
No materials are required. For those who wish to get into birding, suggested materials include a notebook or journal and binoculars as well as field guides. Journals and field guides are available for purchase at the VINS Nature Store. View a selection of products available online at: store.vinsweb.org.

This workshop is designed for beginner to intermediate birders and are open to all ages. Kid/family-friendly materials will be provided as a follow-up to each class for those interested in further engaging in these materials with young birders.

VINS Field Guide Recommendations:
National Geographic Field Guide to Birds of North America
Peterson Field Guide to Birds of East/Central North America
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America
Sibley’s Backyard Birds of the Northeast
Vermont Birds Pocket Guide

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be offered if you cannot attend one or more of these virtual classes. VINS will send participants a recording of each class for which they are registered so if you cannot attend the live event, you can still view the recorded class.

For more information, contact us at 802.359.5000 or info@vinsweb.org.