CLASS: Beginning Backyard Birding

Saturday, July 29, 2017
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Class limit 25
Fee $20 members, $25 non-members

If you want to get acquainted with common backyard birds that are here year – round and summer visitors that are in the neighborhood, this class is for you.

Perhaps you are beginning to notice backyard birds and want to be confident of your identification. You picked up a field guide, and found there were too many choices to be sure. Maybe you are wondering what species you can attract with various seed mixes and what else you can do for your birds. You wonder who is singing so loudly at all hours of the night, and why, or who sounds like a miniature horse whinnying.

In this class you will get tips on how to identify your backyard birds and attract them to your yard by providing water, supplementary food, native plants, and shelter. The class includes interactive classroom instruction, lots of resources to steer you to websites, apps, books and magazines, and a short outdoor break to look for birds and native plants that support them. (Since it will be hot outside the birds will probably be pretty quiet.) You will have fun and leave with an enhanced appreciation of our Austin-area birds.

This class includes one session. It will be held at an east Austin location. Light refreshments will be provided. After you register, you will receive more details via email.

The class will be taught by Jane Tillman who is past chair of the TAS Urban Habitat Committee, current chair of the TAS Speaker’s Bureau, and a member of the Education Committee. She is immediate past president of the Native Plant Society of Texas, Austin chapter. She gives talks about Central Texas birds and gardening for birds to garden clubs, neighborhood associations, lifelong learning groups, bird festivals, and libraries. Please contact Jane at jtillman@utexas.edu for more information.

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