Southbury Public Library will be closed Monday, May 27, 2024.

Southbury Public Library will be closed Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of Memorial Day.

ZOOM- Birdwatching 101

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Lectures

Age Group:

Adults
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Program Description

Event Details

This program will also be streamed to our Kingsley Room. Register here if you want to watch it at the library.

As the weather gets warmer it is a perfect time to learn about birdwatching.  Join us and learn the basics of bird identification in a relaxed “no fear” atmosphere with people of similar abilities. We will cover proper binocular use and selection, how and when to use field guides effectively, how to observe birds without spooking them, proper birding attire, and spend plenty of time refining your identification/ observation skills.

Ken's interest in birds started when he was 10 years old, while watching the birds at his grandmother's feeders in Vermont, and he has been obsessed ever since.  After earning a degree in 1998 in Environmental Biology and Interpretation from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, he started his career in conservation education at Westmoor Park in West Hartford, CT and quickly moved onto Connecticut Audubon Society. There, he taught at all 5 of their Audubon Centers and became their Director of Education.  He led many EcoTravel trips and organized their World Series of Birding team for 8 years.  In 2008, Ken moved onto National Audubon, where he's the Community Conservation Manager based at the Audubon Center at Bent of the River in Southbury. 

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Charles H. and Ella Emery Rutledge Fund.  For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at rrandall@biblio.org or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130.

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Zoom

This program will be taking place on Zoom. The invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. To ensure that the invitation link reaches you, check your inbox for the registration confirmation email after signing up.