This course will be taught by Lynn Hassler, birder for over 35 years, author of numerous books including Birds of the American Southwest, Hummingbirds of the American West, Roadrunners, and Gambels Quail, and educator on plants, birds, and desert ecology.
Southeastern Arizona offers such excellent birding opportunities in part because of its variety of habitats. Elevation contrasts result in different temperature and moisture levels, which in turn make for different assemblages of plants and animals. Riparian areas support their own cast of avian characters. Come experience the fun of birding in different natural environments with instructor Lynn Hassler. One classroom session is followed by three field trips to different habitats: desert, riparian and Sky Island. Course limited to 12 participants.
Next Session: Saturdays, April 5 - April 26, 2014
Classroom session: Saturday, April 5; 10 a.m.-12 noon
Field trips: Saturdays, April 12, 19, April 26; Locations TBA; The first two field trips will involve carpooling out of the immediate Tucson metro area and will be full day trips. The third field trip to Catalina State Park will be shorter.
Cost: $125 for members, $160 for non-members, which includes a year membership to Friends of Tucson Audubon
Location: Conference Room of the Historic Y on University and 5th Ave. (See parking map)