Would you like to learn more about the birds that are coming to your backyard feeder? Would you like to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/) this year, Feb. 17- 20? Maybe you are thinking of purchasing a bird field guide or a pair of binoculars. Or maybe you would like to be able to identify birds you see at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge will offer Begin to Bird, a free class for beginning birders, starting on Saturday, January 21, from 9:30 – Noon, and finishing on Saturday, January 28, again from 9:30 – Noon.
Led by long-time birder Dick Malnory, the class is recommended for adults and teens. Malnory will address features to look for in purchasing equipment such as field guides and binoculars, and show strategies for learning to identify a number of songbirds and waterfowl.
Participants will register at the door, on January 21; no advance registration necessary. The class will meet in the Multi-purpose Meeting Room in the Visitor Center at the Refuge, 6465 Refuge Road, Sherman 75092. You may contact Malnory through the Refuge, 903 786 2826, or through the Friends of Hagerman website (use “Contact”).
Photo - American Robin, by Bill Hurst