Vaughan event to shine a spotlight on birding

May 6, 2017 by  

Birding is a hobby enjoyed by many people throughout the Vaughan area, and during an upcoming workshop, members of the public are invited to learn more about this pastime.

The Beginner Birding session will give those who attend an introduction to the observation and study of birds in urban, suburban and rural settings. They will be give some basic ID tips to help them identify what they see, as well as hints for attracting birds to the yard with birdfeeders and sources of water. Those who enjoy bird songs will learn how to make their own recordings and an assortment of other topics will be discussed as well.

A portion of the daylong event will be dedicated to discussing the ethics of birding, which will explore how people can observe birds without having a negative impact on them. The session will be led by Wild Birds Unlimited owner Kristen Martyn, and the cost to participate will be $80 each. A print company will be able to supply those who organize an educational session such as this with field manuals and other materials to be handed out.

The course will be held at the Kortright Centre for Conservation on Saturday, June 3. It is located at 9550 Pine Valley Drive, and additional details can be found on the centre’s website.