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Orleans Audubon Society offering Spring 2016 Beginning Bird Watching Course

January 28, 2016 10:25 AM

Dates: Five Saturdays, starting February 27th
Fee: $100.00

Watching birds can enrich your life in multiple ways. Are you looking for an activity that will teach you a skill offering lifelong enjoyment and relaxation, mild exercise, and opportunities to meet new people? Are you interested in animals and the outdoors? If so, the Beginning Bird Watching Course is for you!

Bird watching is a truly rewarding hobby. It can be enjoyed just about anywhere including your backyard, a local park, or an exotic vacation. This course is designed to get you started in bird watching.

The course begins with two lecture-format classes and follows with three bird watching field trips. Ornithologists and birders from the Orleans Audubon Society provide tips on purchasing and using binoculars and field guides and on how to identify birds by sight, sound, and behavior. Students also receive an introduction to ornithology and to local bird watching groups. Bird watching field trips are led by experienced bird watchers to exciting but conveniently located destinations.

The class meets on five consecutive Saturdays beginning on February 27th. The first two meetings are lecture-format classes, followed by three field trips to area parks and preserves. The two lectures will be held on February 27 and March 5from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Community Church Unitarian Universalist. The field trips will be on the following Saturdays in March: 12, 19 and 26. The Community Church Unitarian Universalist is located in Lakeview: 6690 Fleur de Lis Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124-1522.

To register, send a check for $100.00 payable to "Orleans Audubon Society" to: Jennifer Coulson, President, Orleans Audubon Society, 64340 Fogg Lane, Pearl River, LA 70452. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number and email address when you register. Registration must be received by February 20. For more information, email Jennifer Coulson at or call her at (985) 863-8516.

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