Birding Your Patch

09/24/2024 07:00 PM - 11/23/2024 11:00 AM PT


Instructors: Kimberlie Moutoux (

Desciption: Birding Your Patch will help you to gain a love and understanding of birding in your local community. Participants will pick a patch to become acquainted with and adopt. We will learn about the 75 common birds, 30 local plants and 6 local habitats in our local area and how these habitats dictate the location of birds. We will learn how to use ebird and Merlin Bird ID to find and document our local birds. Each week we will visit 2 of our classmate’s local patches and as a team help to see what is possible in each patch. Participants will each study one local bird and share their findings with the class each evening meeting. This class will focus on our local birding picture including the plants that support the birds and give participants confidence in bird identification in the community.

This class is open to beginning and intermediate birders in San Francisco and San Mateo County only, so we are able to make it to all our patches.

Classes: Seven Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 by Zoom:
9/24, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12 and 11/19
The two-week gap between the introductory Zoom session and the 6 week class meetings give participants time to communicate with the instructor about setting up their local patches and the bird species on which they want to focus. 

(Zoom link will be provided when you register)

Six Three-hour field trips: Saturdays 8:00-11:00 am
10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23
Field trip locations to participants' patches will be announced in class and by email
(Make up field trip if needed 12/7)

Group Size12 participants max

Price: $240 

Registration opens at 7 pm on Thursday, June 13 and closes at 11pm on Monday, September 23

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