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Want to Attend a Presentation or Workshop?

Please click on the link below to register to attend an Education Committee presentation or workshop.  You will be sent a zoom link.  You will be able to register for any and all of the workshops.

To register for any of these workshops use this link: https://forms.gle/aNBY6L5UWgXvoL2j6

DIY - Do-It-Yourself Field Trip

February 6, 2023

Covid had us all isolated, but we birded anyway! The DIY Field Trips sprang from the desire to connect with other birders during Covid. We still meet on zoom every first Monday of the month, 7-8 pm. In a discussion facilitated by Laura Beltran and Lesley Farlow, we all talk about what we saw last month, find out where to go, and which target birds to look/listen for next month. To join us, please register here. You will receive a zoom link the day before the meeting.

 

Birding for Everyone: Learning Bird Song

February 18, 2023

February is a great time to start sharpening our ear as birds will soon be singing their spring songs. The presentation will be brief (30 minutes or less) and will allow for plenty of time for discussion on this or any birding related topic.

Zoom meeting link: bit.ly/feb23bfe 
Meeting ID: 846 9641 9784 (if asked)
Passcode: 668409 (if asked)

Learn more about the Birding for Everyone program.

All Birding for Everyone events are free and open to the public.

 

DIY - Do-It-Yourself Field Trip

March 6, 2023

Covid had us all isolated, but we birded anyway! The DIY Field Trips sprang from the desire to connect with other birders during Covid. We still meet on zoom every first Monday of the month, 7-8 pm. In a discussion facilitated by Laura Beltran and Lesley Farlow, we all talk about what we saw last month, find out where to go, and which target birds to look/listen for next month. To join us, please register here. You will receive a zoom link the day before the meeting.

 

Owling 101 with Dan Ziomek and Heidi Stemple

March 15, 2023

For most, owls are easy to hear but hard to see. Dan Ziomek and Heidi Stemple are experts at hearing owls, finding where they are, and bringing them into view. Join us as Dan and Heidi explain the tricks and techniques they use to study these nocturnal predators. They will discuss the best habitat to find the different species in New England and relate some of their comical interactions with these night creatures.

Please register here. You will receive a zoom link the day before the workshop.

Learning and Using Merlin ID

March 21, 2023

How can I use Merlin ID?  Do I trust what it says when identifying a bird by photo or sound?  Sometimes it doesn’t work.  Do I have to adjust the settings?  I am going to Texas to bird; how do I use it there?  I see people stating Merlin Identified the bird in eBird entries.  Is that how to use it?  And more.  Laura Beltran and Sara Griesemer will help you out.

Please register here. You will receive a zoom link the day before the workshop.

Birding in India by Kalpesh Krishna, HBC Board member

March 29, 2023

“I spent the first 21 years of my life in India, 100% ignorant to birds. After being introduced to birding during the pandemic in western MA, I decided to revisit and see what birding in my hometown is all about. After 4 visits, 97 checklists, 325 species, and countless good memories, I can confirm that birding in India is a surreal experience full of wonder. In this presentation, I will provide an overview of birding in India (species, regions, seasons/weather, accessibility, community) and share why it’s been an extremely rewarding experience for me.”

Please register here. You will receive a zoom link the day before the workshop.

Education Committee News

Education Committee Survey Results

The Education Committee received 67 responses to our survey.  Members continue to want Bird Identification Presentations and information about birding locations in New England.  Several people want to work with students.  The full results are here Final HBC Education Committee survey.

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