Spotted Towhee

Birding 101

Starts Thu, Mar 14, 2024

Birding has become big, Really Big, post-pandemic. Many people have found the need and joy to get outdoors and enjoy the birds! But some people want to discover more identification tools and knowledge. Birding 101 was designed to give birders the structure, knowledge, and tools to get more out of Birding! Birding 101 is also perfect for partners or children of birders.

This course is made up of three online classroom sessions in the evenings (6:30pm-9pm) on March 14, 21, and 28, 2024. There will also be two in-person field trips in the mornings of March 16 and 23, 2024 at Los-Angeles-area locations to be determined. You will learn the tools, resources, and skills needed for birding in an entertaining format. Participants are expected to attend all three classes and both field trips.

To sign up, fill out the form below. Registration is $100 for non-LAB members (this includes LAB membership for 1 year), and $80 for LAB members. Registration is only $10 for LAB-S student members ages 12-17. For LAB-S students, a parent/guardian must sign up and take the course as well; please sign up the student and parent/guardian separately.

About your instructors: Ron Cyger and Mark Scheel have over 50 years of combined birding experience. They have birded throughout the world, but have a real expertise and love of the birds of Southern California. Mark and Ron have taught Birding 101 for over 10 years with hundreds of new birders enjoying new skills and knowledge acquired from this course.