Birdwatching for Beginners

Community Education at Crestwood High School

Spending time in nature has great benefits for both the body and soul. Bird watching is an excellent hobby that gets you outdoors and provides enjoyment for over 45 million people in the US each year. This 2-part course will get you started with the basics needed to go "birding". We'll cover tips for bird identification, information on binocular and field guide use, share information on great local (and not so local) places to bird, as well as give you tips on how you can use the latest technology through birding apps to help with ID and citizen science monitoring opportunities. We'll cover bird feeding basics so even if don't get out much you can still enjoy bird watching at home. Birds are not only beautiful to watch, but also perform many wonderful ecological services such as pollination and insect pest control, just to name a few. Birding is a great way to learn about these incredible creatures and offers opportunities to meet a lot of new people, often becoming lifelong friends along the way.

When:  Wednesday, April 3rd and April 17th, 7-9 PM; and (optional) May 4th, 9 AM guided bird walk at Nescopeck State Park

Place:  Crestwood High School, Room  (see CACE Spring 2019 brochure)

Instructors:  Bonnie and Alan Yuscavage and Diane Madl of GWVAS

Course fee:  $20

Material fee:  $10

Course limit:  25 participants

For complete registration information and registration form go to the Crestwood School District website at, then mouse over LINKS and click on Community Education (CACE). Select CACE for Spring 2019 to download their brochure. Registration information is found on page 4.

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