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Rooted for Good

By Chase Stafford

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by Chase Stafford

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The San Diego River Park Foundation is pleased to announce its

2020 Intermediate Bird Identification Course

Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon:  Feb. 22, 29, and March 14 and 28, 2020 at the Tecolote Nature Center (classroom building).  There will be field trips on March 7 and 21.

This course is designed for persons who already have some familiarity with the field identification of San Diego County birds, and who would like to gain additional skills to enhance the enjoyment of their birding hobby, or who could use the skills in their job.

The class will held on six Saturday mornings, starting February 22, and will include two guided field trips. The course will focus on identifying the more confusing local species of shorebirds, sparrows, gulls, flycatchers, etc. (examples: differentiating Cassin's, Purple, and House Finches, or Clark’s and Western Grebes). Other topics: good local birding venues, recent taxonomic changes, and much more.

Cost of the course will be just $110.  The instructor will be Field Ornithologists member Phil Pryde, who has taught bird identification courses, and led field trips locally and nationally, for over thirty years.  If you have questions about the course, call Phil at 619-465-9492.

The course will be taught at the Tecolote Nature Center. Directions to the Nature Center and further details about the course will be provided to all who enroll in the course.   
How to enroll in the course:  Just scroll down and click on "How to enroll".

 If you’d prefer to pay by check, make out your check in the amount of $110 per person to "San Diego River Park Foundation". 

Please include (if not on the check) your email address and telephone number, so we can contact you if there is any last-minute information about the course, field trips, etc. 


            Mail it to:  San Diego River Park Foundation, 4891 Pacific Hwy., Suite 114,
San Diego 92110.

Note: As soon as we receive your payment, we will send you additional details.  

How to enroll:

Click here for online registration

If you have any questions, please call SDRPF at 619-297-7380

Thank you for your interest in this course and in San Diego's natural environment.


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