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An Introduction to Birds and Birding

with Tom Driscoll, New Hope Audubon Society

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Zoom Class Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Mason Farm Tour Dates: Participants will attend one tour, based on availability on Saturdays, March 4, 11 or 18

Time: 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Please note the early start time!)

Fee: $52 ($47 Members)


Supplies: A bird guide (physical or digital) will be useful for the Zoom meeting and Mason Farm tour. Binoculars will also be helpful on the tour. Tom will cover recommended brands during the Zoom meeting.


Join instructors from the New Hope Audubon Society for an introductory course in bird identification, classification, physiology, behavior, and more.

This hybrid course is aimed at bird watchers of all skill levels. Whether you're not sure if that bird at your feeder is a chickadee or a nuthatch or whether you know how to tell ruby-crowned from golden-crowned kinglets, this class will have something for you.

We will meet for a two and a half-hour Zoom session as a group on Wednesday, March 1, then split into small groups for a trip to Mason Farm Biological Reserve.


This program is offered through a partnership between the North Carolina Botanical Garden and New Hope Audubon. 



Remaining Seats: 1

Registration open through 2/28/2023 5:00 PM EST | Refund Policy

About the Instructor

Tom graduated from East Tennessee State U. with a BS in Environmental Health.  He worked in Air Pollution Control for 37 years; first, 10 years with the State of Texas Air Control and second, 28 years with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.  He had been working with the New Hope Audubon Society for 20 years and has been on the Board of Directors for most of them.  He has also been a board member on several other Audubon Societies.  He has been birding for 35 years and has seen over 4600 species.

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Hybrid course - 1 Zoom meeting and 1 in-person tour of Mason Farm