Field Study: Birds of Fall

Schedule and Location

Four Sundays, September 9 through 30, 2018, 8:00 to 12:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$138.00 member
$162.00 nonmember

Course Description

Enjoy autumn’s amazing birding as you learn to identify the migratory birds filling the air. We are fortunate to be in two flyways, including the longest migration route of any in the Western Hemisphere. Learn fall migrants and newly arrived winter residents. Field work will concentrate on identification skills: how molt, feather wear, and age vary a bird's fall plumage.

Instructor: Denis Kania, manager of natural areas, St. Charles Park District
Notes: The majority of the class is held outdoors and many sessions meet offsite. Limit 12
Recommended text: Sibley's Birding Basics by David Allen Sibley; available at the Arboretum Store
Driving directions: Driving directions for offsite locations will be supplied in the first class meeting.
Supplies: Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars and field guides.
Continuing education: 18 CPDH credits for educators are available.
Course number: O604

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Course Details

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.

Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.