B I R D A W A R E N E S S
Join beginning and casual birdwatchers in the Bird Awareness course, offered annually since 1972. Classroom discussions precede each day’s field trip and will cover how to become more aware of “our feathered friends” in daily life, and how to identify and enjoy them.
Suggestions on reading material, bird feeders, etc., will also be presented as well as discussion on how to improve your yard for attracting birds. Bird sound tapes and slide illustrations will be used for identification.
Transportation is provided aboard a Humboldt State University bus for field trips to the following habitats: marsh, sea coast, coastal dune, forest and mountain. Be prepared to walk up to two miles each day while on field trips, and be sure to bring your binoculars and field guide.
The class can be repeated any number of times. You can expect to identify 80-90 species of birds.
One unit of optional academic credit in natural resources is available for an additional fee.
Class size is limited to 21.
This course includes a field trip. All participants are required to complete a Release of Liability form. See general information for details.
THIS COURSE WILL NO LONGER BE OFFERED.
John Hewston, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus in natural resources at Humboldt State University. He is very active in birding and birding organizations and has conducted annual bird surveys for many years. Dr. Hewston has taught this class since 1972.Print this webpageSave a PDF of this webpage