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Beginner Birdwatching Workshop

22 May-- 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Birding can be a wonderful, exciting and energizing activity. But, if you don’t know how to identify birds, where best to look for them or simply how to start, it can feel overwhelming. Consider attending Blomidon Naturalists Society’s workshop on Beginner Birdwatching. This workshop will give you an overview of bird biology, identifying birds, and demonstrate the use of binoculars, useful bird guides and smart-phone Apps for bird identification.


This is a day long course held at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. It is led by a former Acadia University professor who taught Ornithology (the study of birds) and with experience surveying birds. We will explain the various components of birding to provide you the basic skills and knowledge needed to go out and practice on your own, or with friends!


Registration is required and costs $50 per person; lunch is provided for you. Please indicate on the registration form if you have any dietary restrictions.


Workshop outline

9:00 – 10:00am – We will hike around the Ross Creek property to get familiar with the property, its habitats and the variety of birds.

10:00 – 11:00am – Indoor lecture and demonstration of the characteristics of birds such as flight, feeding, behaviour and nesting.

11:00 – 11:30am – Overview of the diversity of birds and how to recognize the different families (groups) of birds.

11:30 – 12:00 – Binoculars, bird guides and apps and how to use them

12:00 – 1:00pm – Lunch

1:00 – 4:00pm – We will hike around the property and practice identifying birds

4:00 – 4:30pm – Closing remarks


22 May
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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