Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) and SUNY Oneonta’s A.J. Read Science Discovery Center for a special workshop introducing the basics of birding as a pastime. The program is presented by Andy Mason and Charlie Scheim, Co-President and Treasurer of DOAS respectively and includes things like choosing binoculars, field guides, birding apps and other identification aids along with how to find good locations, connecting with other birders and organizations and possibilities for more advanced birding.
The presentation overviews common bird families of our region with a focus on representative species that are present in spring and summer, including songbirds such as thrushes, warblers, flycatchers, finches, sparrows, vireos, orioles and tanagers, as well as raptors and other birds. It will also include general bird identification tips and information on field marks, songs, habitat, and more.