CLASS: Fall Warbler Identification

Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 19, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
Local Field Trip Saturday, September 9 
Optional Corpus Field Trip, September 23-24 

Can you confidently identify a yellow warbler in its fall plumage? Do you know the difference between a Philadelphia vireo and a Tennessee warbler? Ever seen just a glimpse of the underside of a warbler and not known what to think? Warblers can be very challenging to identify. They appear in a variety of plumages and can be so active or skulky that it is hard to get a good look. Learn to quickly identity warblers from various viewpoints by piecing together diagnostic features. When you leave this class you should be able to definitively tell the difference between the most common warblers in Texas even in their fall plumages! The class will use extensive photos and videos to illustrate multiple viewing angles and song files to hone your ear. Then we will practice our skills in the field. The class is again being taught by Doug Booher and Amy Bishop.

The class is designed for birders with at least one year of birding experience. The class size is limited to 16 participants. There will be three evening class sessions, one Saturday local field trip and an out-of-town field trip to Corpus Christi. Dates for the classroom sessions are Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 19 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Local field trip will be a half-day on September 9. The out-of-town field trip to Corpus Christi will be the weekend of September 23– 24. The tuition for the class is $70 for members of Travis Audubon Society and $100 for non-members. Those going on the optional Corpus Christi field trip will have an additional fee of $50 to cover the leader’s trip expenses. The class will be taught at a central Austin location, with more specific information provided at registration.

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If you have any questions contact Cindy Cannon, prsart@yahoo.com