Birdwatching 101: What to Know Before You Go
Adult Enrichment / Walking Tours -
Maximize your enjoyment and appreciation of birds in their local environment. We’ll include necessary and recommended tools (binoculars, scopes, bird books, and phone applications), how to pick a place and a time for ideal birdwatching, and strategies for identifying birds using their appearance, flight patterns, songs and calls, and the habitats in which they live and migrate through.
Ben has studied and taught atmospheric and climate science for over a decade. He is particularly interested in grasping the complexity of atmospheric chemistry and climate science and the ways in which humans impact, and are impacted by, our atmosphere.
After taking classes at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology over a decade ago, Ben is also a serious birdwatcher, fascinated with song birds and the complexity and variety of bird vocalizations. Together with his wife Toni Sacco, a birdwatcher herself, Ben also enjoys leading bird watching field trips.