What Bird Is That?
If you’ve ever wondered what that little brown bird is that comes to your feeder every day and drives you crazy trying to figure out what species it belongs to, then this is the class for you. Join author and master birder Connie Sidles as she takes you through the bird families of the most common Seattle avifauna. Using slides and specimens, Connie will help yo put names to faces so that when you go outdoors, you’ll be able to identify the birds that have baffled you before. At the end of each class, Connie will read a selection from her latest book, Forty-six Views of Montlake Fill.
When: 11:00 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays from March 25 through May 13
Where: Lifetime Learning Center
How Birds Live
Birds are everywhere among us, whether we live in the city, suburbs, or country. They fill our lives with beauty and mystery. In this class author and master birder Connie Sidles will show you how birds make their living. In the first session, she answers the questions: What makes a bird a bird, and how did birds evolve? She’ll include all the latest discoveries from China, including feathered dinosaurs. In the next six sessions, using slides, specimens, and hands-on demonstrations, she’ll discuss feathers, flight, courtship behavior, nesting, foraging, migrating, and night behavior. The last class will cover what we humans can do to help birds survive, including converting our own backyards to bird-friendly gardens. At the end of each class, Connie will read from her latest book, Forty-six Views of Montlake Fill.
When: 1:30-3:00 p.m., Wednesdays from April 8 through May 27
Where: North campus of Bellevue Community College