This is an “absolute novice” program for adults (age 16+) who are just starting to get interested in learning about birds. We'll cover field guides (and how to use them), binoculars (and how to use them), some bird anatomy, and the basics in bird ID. Concentrating on the birds visiting our feeders, participants begin to develop their skills at picking out field marks and behaviors that can help them narrow down their identification choices. We also introduce participants to bird songs by listening to some of the songs and calls that are most common in our area.
Register online or call (815) 335-2915.
Directions: Severson Dells Nature Center - 8786 Montague Rd., Rockford, IL 61102 - From Bypass 20 south of Rockford, take the Montague Road exit. Turn southwest on Montague Road and continue approximately four miles, past Meridian Road, to the second left after passing Weldon Road.