New VIRTUAL Bird ID Workshop!
Our NEW Bird Identification Workshop has been developed for birders who wish to take their bird knowledge and identification skills to the next level!
It was an excellent workshop. I am a beginning birder and learned such a lot. I am excited to go out now and put all that knowledge into action. I also found the information about migration extremely interesting. It was very well presented. I loved the follow up and the review sheets, the promptness of it and the wonderful photos. Altogether an eye opener and a A++ course. Thank you so very much! Verena Bryner - Naturalists B.C.
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VARC is pleased to announce that we will host a VIRTUAL BIRD IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP in 2024!
This workshop is designed for beginner and intermediate birders who want to take their bird knowledge and identification skills to the next level.
This comprehensive course will contain all of the content of VARC’s critically acclaimed Classic Bird ID workshop consisting of ten classroom sessions structured:
Via 5 Zoom Sessions (see full course schedule below) over 5 weeks – Thursday April 4, 11, 18, 25, & May 2 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm PST
A series of guided field sessions will be offered after the workshop to give participants the opportunity to practice their skills with a local bird identification expert!
VARC VIRTUAL Bird ID Workshop
This amazing workshop is designed for beginner and intermediate birders who may wish to participate in citizen science programs like the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) or who just want to take their bird knowledge and identification skills to the next level. Although developed for beginner and intermediate birders the ornithological aspects of the course are also highly beneficial for even the most experienced birders and the techniques taught are invaluable for birders traveling overseas.
The classroom sessions cover many aspects of avian evolution, adaptation, morphology, taxonomy, identification, migration, and behaviour making it ideal for beginner and expert alike. Identification of the more challenging groups such as shorebirds, raptors and gulls will also be tackled but, most of all, the workshop is designed to be a fun and interesting experience and a way to take your birding skills to the next level.
Guided field sessions will be offered after the workshop. These field trips will be led by locally recognized bird ID experts, who will help participants build on the skills they have learned during the course.
Highlights of Workshop
- Your own bird identification manual with lessons
- Comprehensive coverage of groups, topography, field marks, song, habitat, molt, ageing and more!
- Guided field sessions to local lower mainland birding hotspots
To register, please click on the link to our Events Calendar below.
We look forward to seeing you – you’ll have fun and learn a lot!