137) Focus on Birds

Lectures: Thurs., 8:00-9:00 pm, March 19, April 16, 30 Field Trips: Sat., March 21, April 18, May 2

Whether you have enjoyed watching birds for years or now want to give it a try, you will enjoy this course. New Jersey, midway on the Atlantic migration route, is one of the birding “hot spots” in the country. Come learn with us as we look for raptors, shorebirds, waterfowl and songbirds on field trips: Edwin P. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge on the coast, the Charles H. Rogers Wildlife Refuge and Institute Woods in Princeton. Three classes will cover topics such as bird identification tips, field guides, binoculars, ways to attract birds to your garden, and the fun of birding anywhere.

NOTE: Those who have taken this course before or are experienced birdwatchers may enroll for the field trips only (Please use course 137A to register for field trips only). Class is limited to 16 students. Information on time and location of field trips will be available at first class. Field trips start early and go all day until about 3 pm. Due to extremely unpredictable spring weather field trips dates may change.