Saturday, March 5, 2011

March birding classes

Here are some upcoming birding classes at Milford Point. A complete listing of classes through June with be on our webpage shortly at They are very popular and highly recommended!

Instructor/Contact: Frank Gallo, Director
To register call Louise at 203-878-7440 x 502; E-mail: or for more information.

Sorting Out Bird Songs

Tuesday, March 22, 7-9
Thursday, April 7, 7-9 p.m.
Birdsong can be an incredible aid to finding and identifying birds. Instructor Frank Gallo, an avid student of birdsong, will introduce the basics of birding by ear, using sound resources, as well as the tips, tricks, and even pitfalls to indentifying birds by sound. Is that an oriole or a tanager singing? Could that be a hermit thrush calling or a catbird? Come find out, as we delve into the basics of birding by ear. Meet at the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point. Fee: $35.

Birding for Beginners

Thursday, March 24, 7-9
Saturday, March 26, 9-11:30 a.m. (Field Trip)
Tuesday, March 29, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, 9:00 -11:30 a.m. (Field Trip)
This introductory course gives students the basics for identifying birds on their own. Longtime instructor and expert birder Frank Gallo will teach you identification skills, as well as how to choose and use field guides and binoculars, and where to find birds locally during this fun and comprehensive course. The course culminates with a field trip to a local birding hot spot. No experience is necessary. Bring the Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Birds. (Field Guides are available for sale at the Coastal Center.) Meet at the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point. Fee: $70

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