Date: 9/23/17 7:10 am
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Orleans Audubon Beginning Bird Watching Course

Please share the following with anyone you know who might be interested.

Thank you!

Jennifer Coulson

*Fall 2017 Beginning Bird Watching Course*

*Dates:* October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4

*Times:* Classroom times: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon; Field trip times: 8:00
a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

*Fee:* $100.00

*Registration:* Pre-registration required. Mail check, payable to "Orleans
Audubon Society" to: Orleans Audubon Society, 64340 Fogg Lane, Pearl River,
LA 70452, or email <OrleansAudubon...> to pay using PayPal. Include your
name, mailing address, email address and phone number. Register by October
1st. Enrollment is limited.

*Instructors:* Wendy Rihner, Jennifer Coulson, Joelle Finley, and Glenn
Watching birds can enrich your life in multiple ways. Are you looking for
an activity that will teach you a skill offering lifelong enjoyment and
relaxation, mild exercise, and opportunities to meet new people? Are you
interested in animals and the outdoors? If so, the Beginning Bird Watching
Course is for you.

Bird watching is a truly rewarding hobby. It can be enjoyed just about
anywhere including your backyard, a local park, or an exotic vacation. This
course is designed to get you started in bird watching.

The course begins with two lecture-format classes and follows with three
bird watching field trips. Ornithologists and birders from the Orleans
Audubon Society provide tips on purchasing and using binoculars and field
guides and on how to identify birds by sight, sound, and behavior. Students
also receive an introduction to ornithology and to local bird watching
groups. Bird watching field trips are led by experienced bird watchers to
exciting but conveniently located destinations.

The class meets on five consecutive Saturdays beginning on October 7th. The
first two meetings are lecture-format classes, followed by three field
trips to area parks and preserves. The two lectures will be held on Oct. 7
and 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Community Church Unitarian
Universalist. The field trips, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., will be on three
consecutive Saturdays, starting October 21.

The Community Church Unitarian Universalist is located in Lakeview: 6690
Fleur de Lis Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124-1522.

*Course Field Trip Destinations:*
Sat., Oct. 21 - Couturie Forest, New Orleans City Park
Sat., Oct. 28 - Fontainebleau State Park + Northlake Museum and Nature
Center, Mandeville
Sat., Nov. 4 - TBA: Arabi and Chalmette or New Orleans East
For more information, please email Jennifer Coulson at
<OrleansAudubon...> or call her at (985) 863-8516.
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