Experiencing Southeast Arizona Birds - March 13--April 10, 2014
Homer Hansen and the Tucson Audubon Society are offering intermediate level, adult birders the opportunity to step outside, enjoy the spring and the birds that come with it. In this course, knowledge gained in the classroom is complimented by first-hand experience in the field. The five lectures introduce students to advanced issues in birding and the resources available to address them. Topics include: using technical reference works, understanding bird topography, flight and voice identification, birding by habitat, and identification of difficult species groups. Our field trips will take you on an exploration of our unique southwestern desert habitats and destinations will be selected to reinforce the topics covered in the preceding classroom session.
Homer expertly and gently guides students as they hone their birding knowledge and skills; to quote one participant, “I don't want the course to end—there is so much more to learn and Homer knows so much.”
Participants will carpool to field trip destinations. Logistic details will be finalized during classroom sessions leading up to the trips.
- Classroom sessions: Thursdays, March 13 – April 10; 5:30pm – 8:00pm
- Field trips: Saturdays, March 15 – April 5; 7:00am – 5pm
- Cost: $250 for TAS members; $285 for non-members
- Location: TAS main offices on University Ave. and 5th Ave. (See parking map)
Note to Teachers: 41 hours of Professional Development Credit is available for this program. The Tucson Unified School District neither endorses nor sponsors the organization or activity represented in this document. The distribution of this material is provided as a community service.