Spring Ornithology 2024

Would you like to know more about our local birds? The Cayuga Bird Club will again be offering our popular course, Spring Ornithology with Steve Kress.

This 8-week course is perfectly timed to help people identify spring migrants and better understand bird behavior. Each weekly meeting features a group of birds that are at the peak of their spring migration, with discussions about bird song, migration, courtship, family life, and conservation. The course concludes with one of Dr. Kress’s specialties: how to create a bird-friendly habitat on your own property.  Each presentation is enhanced with bird song recordings, videos, and gorgeous photos. The class level is suitable for beginners, but seasoned birders also will learn many gems of info about birds they thought they knew.

For 2024, classes will be held on Tuesday nights, March 26 through May 14, from 7 to 9 pm, at Kendal at Ithaca and simultaneously on Zoom. Busy on that evening? Classes also will be recorded so you can watch (or review) them at your convenience.

The cost is $125 per person, and includes a membership in the Cayuga Bird Club. This course also makes a perfect gift for your favorite birder.

The Course Schedule is available here.

Dr. Stephen Kress is well known for teaching a popular Spring Field Ornithology course at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology for more than 40 years. He is the founder of Audubon’s Project Puffin and served for many years as director of the Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine. Dr. Kress has written numerous books, articles, and online courses about birds and wildlife conservation. He is renowned for his entertaining and engaging teaching style, and loves sharing his extensive knowledge of bird life.

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