Webinar Title: Next Level Birding Virtual Workshops
AT-VMS: AT: Hill Country Chapter Other Approved Training (Enter AT#, Class Title as posted, Location, and Presenter)
Comments: AT23-209 Webinar Birding for Fun: Next Level Birding, Presenter: Kristine Rivers (AT=1.5h)
Webinar Date: 6/29/2023
Webinar Time: 7:00p-8:30p
These interactive workshops are designed for intermediate birders and those who have completed the Beginner Birding Series; all experience levels are welcome. Classes are held via Zoom on Thursdays at 7pm. Series is ongoing and participants may join us at any time; there is no specific start date.
Each week we’ll surprise you with virtual field trips to current birding hotspots, sharing our videos of species we’ve encountered there – but you’ll have to identify them to discover what we saw! In this fun workshop, you’ll practice observation skills to decipher clues about appearance, habitat, behavior, season, and range. Bring your favorite field guide and/or app to help solve these real-life identification puzzles!
In this Birding for Fun series, we share our personal videos of species we encounter while out birding for your enjoyment and education. Our videos are not professionally shot and edited; however, they do provide an accurate depiction of what it’s like in the field. As you might imagine, we spend many hours in the field, and many hours editing videos, in order to share our experience and knowledge with you. Videos presented are carefully curated to highlight interesting discoveries, feature species that are often tricky to identify, share habitat and hotspot information, and create a consistent throughline – not only within each workshop, but from week to week. Our primary objective is to encourage careful observation, which is critical to identification. Our secondary objective is to build confidence with identification, without the stress often experienced in the field.After conversation about each species, we’ll ask if anyone is still working on identification, or if everyone knows what it is. Finally, we’ll tell everyone to go ahead and shout it out – that’s your cue to jump in with your ID and see if you’re correct!
Cost: $15.00 per class
Birding for Fun