Got waterfowl? Want to see some loons and gannets? How about a warbler or two and maybe even an elusive rail? A “yes” to any or all of these questions qualifies you for this course, with no birding experience necessary. We will observe these groups of birds and more, each serving as a prelude to a day-long field trip to locations where the target species are most likely to be seen. Get a handle on the variety of our region’s bird life during the winter and early spring migration. The classes will be virtual, but the field trips will be live with your classmates under appropriate social distancing requirements. February 8th – Wondrous Waterfowl (will be at Cambridge Waterfront, Blackwater NWR for ducks and geese); March 8th – Coastal Treasures (will be at Ocean City MD for gannets, sea ducks, loons, and gulls); April 19th – Burst of Spring (will be at Pocomoke Swamp and Elliott’s Island Road for early warblers, vireos, and flycatchers plus rails and wetland specialties). Enrollment in the Live ZOOM Course w/Field Trips is limited to 12. Due to COVID limitations, Field Trips are offered only to those taking the Live ZOOM Class. Sites and times of Field Trips may change.
Dr. Bell is Senior Associate and former Director of the Washington College Center for Environment and Society. A native of Silver Spring, MD, he graduated from the University of Miami, Florida, and earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University where E.O. Wilson infected him with a lasting love of ecological things. Retired since 2006, Dr. Bell continues his passion for birds and teaching through the Maryland Ornithological Society and its Youth Program (YMOS). Choose between Live ZOOM Class Sessions or Recorded, Thursdays, February 4, March 4, April 15 from| 2:30-4:00 pm. Field Trips: Mondays, February 8, March 8, April 19 from 8:00 am-3:00 pm $30. To register for the course, or for more information about Chesapeake Forum Winter/Spring 2021 classes go to our website at https://chesapeakeforum.org/ or visit us on Facebook.
Thursday, February 4 at 2:30pm to 4:00pmVirtual Event