Connecticut Audbon Society


Birding 101: The Series


White-throated Sparrow


Not all birds fly south for the winter. There’s a diverse community of birds to be found in our backyards. Spend the winter with us fine-tuning your bird watching, feeding, and habitat building skills.  Each month we will offer basics on bird identification as well as more specific information about attracting birds to your yard. These classes are geared towards beginners but all levels are welcome. Program is held indoors and weather permitting, we’ll take a short walk around the grounds. Members $7/class, Non-members $10/class. Pre-registration required.

Backyard Birds
Saturday, December 7
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Learn the field marks that help you identify the birds most likely to be in your yard as well as fun facts about each one.

Birding 101: Bird Feeders and Nuisance Animals
Sunday, January 26
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Discover which birds are at our feeders and yours during the winter season, what they like to eat, and their unique behaviors.
Learn what you can do to reduce nuisance animals at your feeders.

Birding 101: Planting for Birds and Butterflies
Sunday, February 16
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
The middle of winter is the perfect time to be thinking about your yard and garden. Whether you have a large yard or container plantings, get helpful tips and tricks to turn your yard into a wildlife oasis. Simple changes have big impact.

Birding 101: Bird Nesting Boxes
Sunday, March 29
1:30 -2:30 p.m.
What do bluebirds, tree swallows, chickadees, and woodpeckers have in common? They’re cavity nesters. Our teacher/naturalists will share tips on how to build or buy suitable nesting boxes for a variety of species, the proper placement of nesting boxes in your yard, and how to attract birds and discourage predators to these new locations. It’s never too early to plan for nesting season and some of your most important neighbors.

Click here to register for Birding 101: Planting for Birds and Butterflies, February 16

Click here to register for Birding 101: Bird Nesting Boxes, March 29










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