The first in the series of classes in “Backyard Birding” will be from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park. Bob Iddins and Denny Van Horn will provide information about getting started on a “Birding Year.” A variety choices of both binoculars and field guides will be available. Use of websites describing species in the area and ways to keep records are included.
The series of classes, hosted by members of the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, is intended for residents of this area who are interested in knowing more about birds seen locally each season of the year and learning how to develop good habitats for wild birds.
“Backyard Birding” can be taken either as individual classes or in a series. The cost of each session is $5 and is free for anyone under 18. After the completion of five sessions, participants will be offered free membership in OPAS for one year.
The next class will be “Winter Bird Feeding and Care” from 10 a.m-noon Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center. Christy Lassen of Wild Birds Unlimited will be the guest presenter, hosted by OPAS members Janie and Ken Leuthold.
Mark your calendar for subsequent classes: Dec. 7, “The Inside Story”; Feb. 1, “Bird Nesting”; March 1, “Bird Migration”; April 12, “Spring Gardening for Birds”; May 3, “Enjoying Spring Sounds” and June 7, “Out of the Nest.”