Four new workshops will be offered via Zoom in September and early October:
Tuesday, September 7, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Do-It-Yourself Field Trip will be on Tuesday (to avoid the Labor Day holiday on Monday), September 7, 7 p.m. on Zoom. Each month an area is chosen, and a leader describes the location and 5 target species for that area. Anyone interested has a month to visit the area on their own, record the species they see, and report back at the Zoom event the following month. Our summer field trip was Nonotuck Park, Easthampton, and the target birds were Chipping Sparrow, Cedar Waxwing, Tree Swallow, Northern Flicker, and Pileated Woodpecker. If you’d like to join the September Zoom and learn of the upcoming field trip, e-mail [email protected]
Wednesday, September 8, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Fall Warblers with Scott Surner
Those warblers in the fall can be a challenge as they move through and out of our area. Scott will share methods for telling these small, darting little birds from one another. We always learn some interesting techniques when Scott does a presentation.
Thursday, September 16, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Hawks and Hawk Watching with Dan Russell
This introductory hawk course will feature the more common hawks in our area and how to identify them. Dan will describe the methods he uses for telling these birds apart. He will also share some places in the area where hawks can be seen migrating this time of year.
Wednesday, October 6, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sparrows with Scott Surner
Once again Scott is presenting on sparrows as we prepare to identify them in the field. Some of us remember most of what he shared last fall, but, of course, not all of those wonderful field marks that help us tell these little, brown birds apart from each other. The photography alone is worth attending this workshop.
To sign up for a workshop send an email to [email protected] To see a past workshop, note that they are now recorded and available at the Hampshire Bird Club website at https://hampshirebirdclub.org/program-videos/.
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