Know & Enjoy Your Birds

Code: HG51100

Dates: October 1-22, 2021

Meets: 10:00 AM to 12 N

Sessions: 4

Location: Creutzburg Center

Course Fee: $79.00

There are 5 openings remaining at this time.

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Watching birds either at home or traveling far-away is a great way to get out of the house to enjoy nature. Learn the art and science of identifying birds by their unique characteristics. Discuss field marks such as overall size and shape, bill structure, basic/alternative plumage, sex differences, distinctive postures when feeding or resting along with some clues you can use. Discover why seeing a bird in its natural environment is fun, relaxing and an excellent way to sharpen your observation skills. In the last session, practice the skills learned with an on-site visit to a home whose backyard is designed to provide a safe as well as an inviting habitat for our feathered friends and gain ideas on how you can attract a wide variety of birds to your yard. (3 sessions + field trip)
Fee: $79.00

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Creutzburg Center

260 Gulph Creek Road
Radnor, PA 19087
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Phil Witmer

Phil Witmer is an avid birder and conservationist with over 30 years birding experience. He is a past board member of Bucks County Audubon Society, past-president of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, one of the oldest birding clubs in the country, and is on the board of Audubon PA. He is also active locally in Bird Town initiatives, volunteers banding Northern Saw-whet owls, monitors American kestrel boxes and has attended Powdermill Preserve’s trainings on passerine banding. While certainly not an expert on bird identification, he has devoted much time to the conservation of birds, the forces driving their decline and what we need to do to save them. He leads walks at Mill Grove Center and lectures on a variety of related topics. He has spent many hours enjoying the birds at his backyard feeders.

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