2020 registration is open; click here!
What is Birding 101?
Birding 101 is a month-long workshop tailored for beginning birders. Taught by local birding experts Wil Hershberger, Lynne Wiseman, Nancy Kirschbaum and Carol Winckler, the course combines classroom sessions and field trips to teach everything from bird ID to field etiquette to birding techniques.
In 2017, PVAS celebrated the 30th anniversary of Birding 101! We are excited to continue offering this workshop for years to come.
How it works:
Classroom sessions are held at the Hospice of the Panhandle’s Education Center on four consecutive Thursday evenings (7-9 pm) beginning in April. An impressive collection of images and recordings, many captured by the instructors, enhance these sessions. To reinforce in-class learning, field trips are held at various locations around the Panhandle from roughly 7 am-12 pm on corresponding Saturdays. All field trips are held outdoors, and focus on exploring a variety of habitats to observe the bird species found in each.
Class size is typically limited to 24 participants. The course is open to people of all ages, but children younger than 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required for Birding 101; the cost to enroll is $90 for PVAS local members, and $100 for non-members. This workshop is also eligible for PVMN re-cert hours.
Registration for the 2020 class of Birding 101 is now open! Click here to find more info and register.
CANCELLATION POLICY: To be eligible for a refund, cancellations must be made at least one week (7 days) prior to the start of the workshop. All but $50 of the registration fees will be refunded up to one week before the program begins. We do reserve the right to cancel the workshop due to low enrollment; there would be a full refund in this situation.
Questions about Birding 101?
Call 681-252-1387, or email our Adult Programs Coordinator, Krista Hawley, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2018 Birding 101 class.