Just wanted to let everyone know about a new page on our website all about how to Identify birds. There is also a step by step on adjusting your diopter on you binoculars. Also for those of you looking for a printable checklist of Tennessee birds we now have a link to a printable checklist from Tennessee watchable wildlife. Thanks everyone!
This spring Richard Connors will be offering two bird identification classes at Radnor Lake S.N.A.
Spring Birdsong Workshop: April 12, 19, 26 & May 3
The first class is a spring birdsong workshop. This class is designed for those who have had a beginning class, or already have some basic knowledge of our birds. Emphasis will be on bird identification by song as well as sight. Participants will be trained for finding and identifying birds by song, especially those colorful songsters the wood warblers, some of whom are seasonal migrants and only stay for a brief visit. First meeting: April 12
Introduction to Tennessee Birds: May 10, 17, 24 & 31
The second class is for beginners or those who want to brush-up on all our local birds. This is a general bird identification class, with wide-ranging discussions tailored to participants’ interests. Through this class you will increase your proficiency in bird identification, learn how to enhance your yard to attract birds, learn what bird resources are available, and learn where to go in our area to look for birds. First meeting: May 10
The classes meet Wednesdays 10AM – 12:00 Noon in the visitor center meeting room, Radnor Lake State Natural Area, 1160 Otter Creek Rd., Nashville.
There is a $50 fee for each 4-week class, with half the fee going to Friends of Radnor Lake SNA. Some field time is included, but students will be encouraged to participate in separately sponsored local bird outings such as the Wednesday morning walks at Radnor Lake, bird walks at Metro Parks, and Audubon and TOS field trips.
Contact Richard to register for the classes: Rconnorsphoto@aol.com, or phone 615 832-0521 More information is posted here: http://www.pbase.com/rconnorsnaturephoto/spring_bird_class