Washington is home to more than 350 species of birds. This 4-week course will teach you to recognize some of the most interesting species found in Washington’s diverse landscapes and will teach you about their role in that area’s ecosystem. Our virtual bird watching journey will move from wet to dry (generally west to east). We will begin with shore and wetland birds, move to wet coniferous forest and then to drier montane regions. This will be followed by prairie birds and birds of the sagebrush steppe. Since many of these species are declining in number, we will also discuss the threats that these birds are facing from events such as climate change and habitat loss and what can be done to preserve them. This class is intended for beginning and intermediate level birders.
Wednesdays 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3/21 7:00-8:30 PM via Zoom