Birding Class – Birding by Season

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Birding by Season-Right Bird, Right Time, Right Place –

Discover when and how to find the bird you seek, by learning to Bird by Season. Through the use of checklists, annual graphs, range maps and apps you will learn to find the target and life birds. The class will include an informative power point, numerous hand outs and a walk around the garden to look for birds.

Bring binoculars, and a field guide (if possible can be provided upon request). Also if you have bird apps on your phone bring it.

$20 members / $25 non-members

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Birding Class – Birding by Ear

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Most advanced birders bird by ear to identify the birds they seek. The good news is that each makes a unique sound to help identify them. That is the bad news too. Learn birding by ear with techniques such as repetition, use of human words, sound type, family groups, habitat and more. The class will include an informative power point, numerous hand outs and a walk around the garden to look for birds. Bring binoculars, and a field guide (if possible can be provided upon request).

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Birding Class – Ascend to Better Birding II – January

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Ascend to Better Birding-Part II-A 10 step approach to better identification-

Learn a 10 step approach to increase your ability to identify birds such as family groups, behavior, silhouette, habitat, field marks, commonality, seasonality, birding by ear, plumage, use of checklist and apps. The class will include an informative power point, numerous handouts, workshop activity and a walk around the garden to look for birds.

Bring binoculars, and a field guide (if possible can be provided upon request). Also, if you have bird apps on your phone bring them.

$20 members / $25 non-members

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Birding Class – Birding by Habitat

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Birding by Habitat- I say birds are creatures of habitat. One of the best ways to find the birds you seek is know what habitat where they can be found. Some birds are very specific like Scrub Jays and some more general like Northern Mockingbirds. Learn what birds are likely to be found in the incredible variety of Florida’s natural habitats. The class will include an informative power point, and numerous handouts.

Bring binoculars, bird apps if you have them and a field guide (if possible can be provided upon request).

$20 members / $25 non-members

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Birding Class – A Key to Better I.D.

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Bird Behavior-A Key to Better I.D

Learn how observing bird behavior can be essential to identifying a bird. Gain knowledge about flight and feeding behaviors that are unique to a variety of birds. The class will include an informative power point, numerous hand outs and a walk around the garden to look for birds.

Bring binoculars, and a field guide (if possible can be provided upon request). Also, if you have bird apps on your phone bring them.

$20 members / $25 non-members

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Birding Class – Ascend to Better Birding II

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Ascend to Better Birding-Part II-A 10 step approach to better identification bird class.

Learn a 10 step approach to increase your ability to identify birds such as family groups, behavior, silhouette, habitat, field marks, commonality, seasonality, birding by ear, plumage, use of checklist and apps. The class will include an informative power point, numerous handouts, workshop activity and a walk around the garden to look for birds.

Bring binoculars, and a field guide (if possible can be provided upon request). Also, if you have bird apps on your phone bring them.

$20 members / $25 non-members

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Birding Class – Ascend to Better Birding I

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Ascend to Better Birding-Part I-The Tools of the Trade-

Learn how to better use your binoculars, bird checklist and bird field guide book including field marks, glossary, and family organization. Learn about some of the latest birding apps such as e-bird, Audubon and Merlin to make identification easier using your smart phone.

Find out about of the wonderful benefits of becoming a bird watcher, great local birding hot spots, and wonderful birding opportunities locally, in Florida and tropical adventures abroad. The workshop includes an informative power point presentation, numerous hand outs and a bird walk through the gardens. Bring binoculars, and a field guide (if possible can be provided upon request). Also if you have bird apps on your phone bring them.

$20 members / $25 non-members

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September Birding Classes at Bonnet House

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This September, Bonnet House is excited to announce two new birding classes! We’ll be offering ‘Ascend To Better Birding I’ on September 9th, and ‘Ascend To Better Birding II,’ on September 23rd, both of which will cover everything you’ll need to know to become an expert Bird Watcher.

Ascend To Better Birding I will cover the essentials of birding. This includes binocular best practices, a bird checklist and field guide with field marks, glossary, and family organization. You’ll even get to learn how to use some of the latest birding apps, like e-bird, Audubon, and Merlin to make identification easier using your smartphone.

You’ll also have the opportunity to learn the benefits of becoming a bird watcher, great local birding hotspots, and wonderful birding opportunities locally, in Florida and tropical adventures abroad. The workshop will include an informative presentation with numerous handouts, and an enjoyable bird walk through our gardens.

Ascend To Better Birding II will take the information from the first class to the next level. You will go over a 10 step approach to increase your ability to identify birds. This information will include helpful information regarding family groups, behavior, silhouette, habitat, field marks, commonality, seasonality, birding by ear, plumage, as well as the uses of checklists and apps.

One of the most important things you’ll learn in these classes is that a good bird watcher is always prepared! Don’t forget to bring your binoculars, and a field guide (if possible, field guides can be provided upon request).

You won’t want to miss out on these fun and informative events that will be sure to enhance your birding eye. If you’d like to register, the costs are $20 for members, and $25 for non-members. If you’d like to register for Ascend to Better Birding I, click here . If you’d like to register for Ascend to Better Birding II, click here .

Birding Class – Warblers Made Easier

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Warblers are the most beautiful but also the most difficult group to see and identify. Learn some field tried tips to learn how to break this group down into manageable parts. They don’t call it warbler neck for nothing. The class will include an informative power point, numerous hand outs and a walk around the garden to look for birds. Bring binoculars, and a field guide (if possible can be provided upon request).

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Birding Class – Birding By Ear

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Birding by Ear Bonnet House bird class

Most advanced birders, bird by ear to identify the birds they seek. The good news is that each makes a unique sound to help identify them. That is the bad news too. Learn birding by ear with techniques such as repetition, use of human words, sound type, family groups, habitat and more. The class will include an informative power point, numerous hand outs and a walk around the garden to look for birds. Bring binoculars, and a field guide (if possible can be provided upon request).

Register Here!

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