Birds of the Pacific Northwest with Laura Whittemore
Saturday, May 7th, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” ― Robert Lynd
Enhance your time outdoors by learning to identify birds, our most accessible and visible wildlife. In this class, you’ll learn what characteristics, or field marks, make each species unique and how watching behavior alone can tell you a great deal about a bird’s life history. Learn how and where to look for birds, listen for their songs and calls, and gain a deeper appreciation for everyday encounters with the many species in our urban and natural areas.
Bring a sack lunch. Additional items we suggest you bring: binoculars, notepad, pen or pencil, water bottle, layered clothing, sturdy shoes.
Instructor Laura Whittemore has been teaching classes in beginning birding and birding by ear for the Audubon Society of Portland since 2000. She loves to teach people about birds and open the door to learning more about their fascinating and interesting lives. Her goal as a teacher is to help students raise their awareness of the natural world around them. Laura finds that taking just five minutes to slow down and watch birds creates a meaningful and inspiring connection with creatures other people might pass by.