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Birdwatching 101


Adult Enrichment / Walking Tours -
Spring 2021

What to Know Before Going Outside (Virtual Talk) 
Benjamin Brown-Steiner
This online class will introduce the basic strategies and methods for any aspiring birdwatcher to maximize enjoyment and appreciation of birds in their local environment. Topics introduced will include necessary and recommended tools, 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. To get the most out of this class attendance at the Field Trip classes are highly encouraged.
Thursday, April 8 | 7:00–8:30 pm | $25

Field Trips
Benjamin Brown-Steiner & Toni Sacco
Take a two-hour birdwatching local field trip. Beginners will go in one group, while more advanced bird watchers will go into another. The instructors will focus on demonstrating different strategies for locating and identifying birds based on their appearance, songs and calls, behavior, and habitat. Beginners are highly encouraged to attend What to Know Before Going Outside to get the most out of this field trip. Binoculars are highly recommended. Please note: Students will be asked to adhere to public health guidelines. Meeting location will be included in your receipt. All walks meet rain or shine.
Arlington Reservoir: 2 Sundays | April 11 and/or May 2 | 9:00–11:00 am | $25 (per walk)
Horn Pond, Woburn: Sunday, May 16 | 8:30–11:00 am | $30

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Instructor

Toni Sacco


Ben Brown-Steiner and Toni Sacco have been birdwatching together for over a decade starting with classes taken at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. In 2020 they travelled throughout Eastern Massachusetts birdwatching as a socially distanced activity, observing over 160 species during the course of the year. Ben is partial to tree birds and their elaborate songs while Toni likes water and shore birds.

WT-Arlington Res. 5/2

  Toni Sacco , Benjamin Brown-Steiner


Arlington Reservoir
Sunday, May 2
9:00 - 11:00 AM

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Price: $ 25 00
WT-Horn Pond 5/16

  Toni Sacco , Benjamin Brown-Steiner


Horn Pond
Sunday, May 16
8:30 - 11:00 AM

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WT-What to Know

  Toni Sacco , Benjamin Brown-Steiner


Online
Thursday, Apr 8
7:00 - 8:30 PM

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Price: $ 25 00