Birding Class Held



BAR HARBOR — Join ornithologist Rich MacDonald as he shares his joy of birding with early risers on spring mornings.

The sessions run from 7 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29, May 6, May 13 and May 20. Unless other arrangements are made, sessions meet at the main entrance of the Dorr Museum. Pre-registration is required.

Beyond seeing birds, participants will have the opportunity to learn tricks for recognizing birds at a glance, by ear and by habitat. Mr. MacDonald will help attendees to notice and understand bird behavior during the peak of spring migration, when colorful songsters abound.

All sessions will be field trips in pursuit of birds. Birding will be by habitat; field identification by sight and sound.

Mr. MacDonald has more than 20 years of experience as a birder, researcher, teacher and bird-bander. He has studied waterbirds, boreal birds and the Bicknell’s Thrush, a species that nests at high elevation in the mountains of western Maine, winters in the Dominican Republic and has been proposed for the endangered species list.

Museum members pay $80 for the four-day, 16-hour class. Non-members pay $120 (membership is $25 for individuals; $35 for families). Payment is due at the first session. To pre-register, or for more information, contact Mr. MacDonald at [email protected], or 288-4205.

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