Got waterfowl? Want to see some loons and gannets? How about a warbler or two and maybe even an elusive rail? A “yes” to any or all of these questions qualifies you for this course, with no birding experience necessary. We will observe these groups of birds and more, each serving as a prelude to a day-long field trip to locations where the target species are most likely to be seen. We’ll get a handle on the variety of our region’s birdlife during the winter and early spring migration.

This course is offered as a collaboration between Chesapeake Forum and the Pickering Creek Audubon Center.

Session 1 – Wondrous Waterfowl 

Session 2 – Coastal Treasures 

Session 3 – Burst of Spring 

Wayne Bell, Ph.D

Dr. Bell is Senior Associate and former Director of the Washington College Center for Environment and Society. A native of Silver Spring, MD, he graduated from the University of Miami, Florida, and earned his Ph.D from Harvard University where E.O. Wilson infected him with a lasting love of ecological things. Retired since 2006, Dr. Bell continues his passion for birds and teaching through the Maryland Ornithological Society and its Youth Program (YMOS).

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