Shirley Anderson and Ken Wiersema offer “Birds: The Inside Story” at the next Backyard Birding series event, set for 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Rainshadow Hall at the Dungeness River Nature Center, 1943 W. Hendrickson Road.
In 2010, Anderson — a retired high school biology teacher — started the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society’s Backyard Birding Program.
A year later, Wiersema joined Anderson by integrating his graphics skills into the “inside story” presentation.
Over the ensuing years, together they have evolved the talk into a fact-filled program that conveys the unique physical features of birds. They developed the program for people new to birding and to the region, as well as for those who wish to hone their bird knowledge and skills.
In this session, Anderson and Wiersema will discuss information on wild bird identification, biology, feeding and nesting, as well as how and where birds use the habitats of the Olympic Peninsula. They will reveal how birds eat, digest, see, breathe, sing, reproduce and fly.
Participants will learn from a collection of bird skeletons, feathers, and feet along with new graphic illustrations and locally recorded sounds.
Admission to each seminar is free; however, organizers suggest a donation of $5 per person to support ongoing education programs. Note: current COVID-19 safety precautions as recommended by Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Clallam County Public Health.