Birding Class Is Offered



BAR HARBOR — It’s time to join local ornithologist Rich MacDonald as he shares his joy of birding with early risers on spring mornings.

 

He says there is no better time to learn about birds than spring, when mating and migration seasons combine. The birds are all out there, and if they’re not showing off their brilliant colors and musical chirps to lure in a mate, they’re pausing for a fly or two on their way up north.

All sessions will be field trips in pursuit of birds and birding habitats. Field identification will be by sight and sound.

Beyond seeing birds, participants will learn tricks for recognizing birds at a glance, by ear and by habitat behavior.

Mr. MacDonald has more than 20 years experience as a birder, researcher, teacher and bird-bander.

Sessions run from 7 to 11 a.m. on Mondays through May 31. The fee is $80 for the four-day, 16-hour class. Unless other arrangements are made, sessions meet at the main entrance of the Dorr Museum on the campus of College of the Atlantic. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, call 266-9461.

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