Class: Empid Intensive 2021 (FULL)

Note: This class is full, but you can opt to add yourself to the waitlist using the link to register below.

Class Dates: March 30, April 6 & May 4 2021
Field Trip Date: May 8, 2021
Instructor: Jeff Patterson

EMPIDONAX FLYCATCHERS: Are you quivering with fear, but flushed with anticipation at the thought of trying to identify on of these small, gray flycatchers? Then this class may be for you. “The Empids,” as they are both affectionately and disparagingly known, are one of the most notorious identification challenges for the North American birder. Travis Audubon’s Empid Intensive class will set you on the road to confident identification of this troublesome group. In addition to identification lectures, the class will focus on exercises and mnemonics designed for you to first see the subtle differences in these species, and then to remember them.

The class consists of 3 weekday evening meetings and 1 weekend field trip. Classroom sessions will be held via Zoom, and if conditions allow, we will search for Empids at Hornsby Bend in early May. Please be aware that the field trip is tentative; it will only be conducted if conditions and Travis Audubon policy allow. The class and field trip schedules are listed below.

Instructor: Jeff Patterson is a life-long birder and experienced instructor having taught the Birdsong and Shorebirdclasses for a number of years, and most recently the Be a Better Birder class for Travis Audubon.

Prerequisites: This is not a class for beginners. It is designed for students who have intermediate to advanced birding experience and who are ready to spend hours on the subtle differences between these small songbirds.

The tuition for this course is $75 for Travis Audubon members and $90 for non-members. Registration is limited to 20 participants.

REGISTER HERE

Class and Field Trip Schedule:

TRAVIS AUDUBON EMPID CLASS

CLASS

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Empids

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

6:00-8:30 pm

Zoom

Empids

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

6:00-8:30 pm

Zoom

Empids

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

6:00-8:30 pm

Zoom

Empids

Saturday, May 8, 2021

7:00-11:00 am

Hornsby Bend Field Trip