Lake County Press

Registration deadline for Birding 101 is March 11

Birding 101 at Gibson Woods

Lake County, IN. – The Dunes Calumet Audubon Society and the Lake County Parks are sponsoring “Birding 101”, six weeks of workshops designed to help birding enthusiasts develop their bird identification skills. This course is an easy way to learn bird identification for aspiring, beginning birders. Those with more experience will find it a good way to review and brush up on the basics.

March 22 Birding Basics/Misc. Songbirds

March 29 Sparrows and Finches

April 5 Waterfowl and Wading Birds

April 12 Shorebirds

April 19 Birds of Prey

April 26 Warblers and other Neo-tropical Migrants

Fee: $30 covers all six workshops.

Class size: Limited to 20 participants so sign up early.

Registration deadline:  March 11.  Call Gibson Woods at 219-844-3188.

The first week, bird ID basics will be covered with subsequent classes focusing on different groups of birds. All classes are on Tuesday evening. Doors open at 6 p.m. Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. A field trip will be offered later in the course.  Join fellow bird enthusiasts for a chance to learn more about our feathered friends.

Gibson Woods Nature Preserve is located at 6201 Parrish Avenue in Hammond, IN 46323.  From I/80-94 take Cline Avenue north to the169th exit then west to Parrish and north to the park.

Lake County Parks DepartmentDunes Calumet Audubon Society