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ONLINE Course: Audubon at Home: Female Bird ID

March 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


March 30, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


Zoom Video Conference


Alabama Audubon
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Pre-registration is required by 12 p.m. CDT Monday, March 29th, and space is limited.

For more information and to register, visit https://alaudubon.org/event/2021-03-30/.

*We understand there are economic barriers that many are facing during this time. If you live in Alabama and would like to request financial assistance, please email us.*

As birders, we often assume that female birds are duller, quieter, and less interesting than their counterparts. Just think about the common names of your favorite species—most of them pay homage to the male field marks, right? In this class, we’ll flip the script by digging into the subtle (and fun!) clues that help distinguish female and male birds. We’ll touch on plumage, song, behaviors, and migration timing for some of your Alabama and Eastern favorites. By the end, you’ll have the tools to make observations for a new crowdsourced identification project. Whether you’re a beginner birder, a long-time expert, or just interested in learning something new—this class is for you. See y’all veery soon.

Where and when do we meet? This online course meets on Tuesday, March 30th, from 5–7 p.m. CDT (6–8 p.m. EDT). It will be a two-hour online class with some time at the end for questions.

Cost: Your one-time registration fee of $20 covers the two-hour meeting which will be recorded and available to registrants for a week.*

Registration: To register, visit https://alaudubon.org/event/2021-03-30/

About the instructors: Purbita Saha (she/her) is the senior editor at Popular Science magazine and former editor at Audubon magazine. She helped found The Galbatross Project and is also a member of the Bergen County Audubon chapter. Most of her birding adventures/misadventures take place in New Jersey and New York City, but she’s raring for a glimpse of the famous Black Belt wildlife.

Martha Harbison (they/them) has spent the last two years talking about how awesome female birds are to anyone who will listen. They are vice president of Feminist Bird Club and a co-founder of The Galbatross Project. They primarily bird in New York and New Jersey, and despite having been birding multiple times in Alabama, they still have never seen a brown-headed nuthatch. Follow #FemaleBirdDay on social media.