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Birding: Tips & Trips

Owl art by Gary Bloomfield

Whether you are a beginning birder or want to explore a wide range of habitats in order to become more familiar with our Humboldt County breeding birds, join us for a fun-filled week of birding. Classroom discussions follow each day’s field trip to go over what birds were seen and offer tips and information to identify and appreciate them.

Suggestions on reading material, sound recordings, optics, birding applications, feeding and attracting birds, etc., will also be presented, as well as tips for digiscoping (using your phone or camera with a spotting scope) and field sketching.

HSU transportation is provided for field trips to the following habitats: marsh, rocky coast, coastal dune, bay, river, forest and mountain.

Be prepared to walk up to two miles each day while on field trips, and be sure to bring your binoculars, field guide and field notebook.

This course includes a field trip. All participants are required to complete a Release of Liability form.

date .......... Mon.- Sat., June 15-20
time .......... 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
fee .......... $120, $50 additional for 1 unit of credit (optional)
place .......... Natural Resources 201
instr .......... Gary Bloomfield
course .......... EENC x014, 31204 REGISTER NOW FOR COURSE (NO CREDIT)
credit .......... EMP x112, 31205 REGISTER NOW WITH 1 UNIT CREDIT

Gary Bloomfield has been interested in birds for about as long as he can remember, and although he did not actually start birding until the age of nine, he hasn’t stopped since. Being an avid birder has led him into the field of ornithology, in both volunteer and professional capacities, and to being an Elderhostel birding instructor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in scientific illustration from Humboldt State University, and has called Arcata home since 1980.

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