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An Introduction to Identifying Birds by Sight and Sound: 12-Week Online & Field Course

Monday, April 4, 2022

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UPDATE: This course is now full, with a waitlist.

A Gray Catbird rests on a tangle of vines. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join biologist and avid birder Matt Tarr for a 12-week course on identifying New Hampshire birds by sight and sound. Through a combination of online and field-based instruction, we’ll learn the most effective tips for identifying 60 common species of songbird and similar birds (e.g., woodpeckers) in southern and central New Hampshire.

Weekly online lessons include a combination of audio and video lessons that you can complete on your own schedule. Each lesson will introduce you to 3-6 new bird species and require an average of 1-2 hours of time to complete. Field-based lessons (optional) will provide opportunities to practice identifying birds in their habitats with an instructor who will point out specific features. Weekly field trips will be offered at different times of the day and days of the week throughout central and southern New Hampshire, including the Monadnock Region.

This course is designed for absolute beginner birders with no previous birding experience, more experienced birders who want to tune up their birding skills, and anyone interested in learning more about bird ecology and the habitat needs of different bird species!

This course is now full, with a waitlist. The course runs from April 4 through June 26. Free of charge. For more details and to register, see the full course overview & schedule on the UNH Extension website. For other information, please contact Matt Tarr by email.

This course is offered by UNH Cooperative Extension, and co-sponsored by New Hampshire Fish & Game, the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands, the New Hampshire Tree Farm Program, the New Hampshire Timberland Owner’s Association, the New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists, and the Harris Center for Conservation Education.


Monday, April 4, 2022
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Matt Tarr
(603) 862-3594