Birding 101

Sponsored by Pasadena Audubon Society and Eaton Canyon Nature Center

Birding provides enjoyment and challenge throughout life, getting you outdoors on your street or around the world. Birding knowledge is also a great cocktail party topic, and this is a great opportunity to explore the world of birding in a classroom environment.

This class is designed for beginners, but all are welcome. We will cover the basics of identification (sight, sound, behavior), optics, field guides, note-taking, habitats, birding ethics, and many other topics. Or goals are to help class participants become familiar with local birds and to be comfortable on birding field trips. Class size is limited, so don’t delay! Participants should plan on attending all classes and field trips. Location of the class and field trips will be sent to the class participants.

  • Three classroom sessions: Tuesdays, July 9, 16, and 23, 2019 beginning at 7:00pm. (Classes could go as late as 9:30. . .)
  • Two field trips: Saturdays, July 13 and 20, 2019 from early morning to early afternoon.

  • Cost: $75 for Pasadena Audubon members, $100 for non-members (which will include membership in Pasadena Audubon Society). This fee will cover all three classes and two field trips. Payment is payable to "Pasadena Audubon Society" and is due at the first class session. There are scholarships available for young birders accompanied by a paying adult.

    For questions or to make reservations, contact leaders

    Ron Cyger and Mark Scheel at