This class is designed for the beginning or intermediate birdwatcher interested in the identification of local birds. This class will enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of wildlife and nature. The class consists of one classroom session and two field trips. We will go to local public lands, hiking and identifying birds in the field through field marks and vocalizations. More information will be provided in the classroom session. NOTE:
Bring binoculars (7- or 8- power) to class and field sessions. Bring any field guide to each session. Suggested paperback field guides: The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America
or National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition)
. NOTE: Knights Ferry has a $5.00 day use fee, which is free with the National Parks and Recreational Lands Pass.
Salvatore Salerno has been birding for more than thirty years in California and several other states. In 2006, Salvatore won the Stanislaus/Merced Counties Big Year Contest with 207 species of birds. In 2007, he completed a California Big Year and saw 319 species of birds, which was 11th place among A.B.A. birders statewide who listed their results. He has been president of Stanislaus Audubon society since 2010. Salvatore has led numerous field trips, and he writes a monthly column for The Valley Habitat, a joint newsletter for the Audubon and Sierra Club.