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Susan Shipman Education Building, Georgia DNR

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Master Birder: Back by popular demand in 2020!

Calling all bird nerds: here’s your chance to sharpen your bird ID skills and learn more about the natural histories of birds that live along or visit Georgia’s 100-mile coast.

One Hundred Miles, Coastal WildScapes, Coastal Georgia Audubon Society, Manomet, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are pleased to announce the return of our Master Birder course starting in March 2020. The six-week series will provide birders of all backgrounds, skill levels, and ages with an introduction to ornithology, bird identification, and conservation efforts in coastal Georgia. Don’t miss your chance to learn from the experts and explore coastal Georgia’s birding hot spots!

The per-person course fee of $275 (with an online processing fee, $293.38) includes six interactive evening lectures, 5 guided field trips, a bird book, a course binder, and a graduation dinner. Reduced student rates and scholarships are available based on need. If you are interested in receiving a full or partial scholarship, please call (912) 264-4111 or email Stephanie.

Master Birder lectures will be held Mondays (6:30-8:30 pm) from March 16th to April 20th, 2020, in the Susan Shipman Education Building at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in Brunswick. An informal final exam and group dinner will be held during the final class. Participants will be able to attend five coastal field trips, held on March 21st, 28th and April 4th, 11th, and 18th. As part of the requirements of this course, participants will complete at least 10 hours of volunteer service with one or more of the participating organizations (OHM, CWS, CGA, Manomet, or GADNR).



Classroom Lectures: Participants are expected to make every effort to attend all lectures.

Monday, March 16 (6:30-8:30 pm) – Introduction to Ornithology and the Tools of Birding
Monday, March 23 (6:30-8:30 pm) – Backyard Birds, Plantings, and Habitats

Monday, March 30 (6:30-8:30 pm) – Avian Anatomy and Physiology

Monday, April 6 (6:30-8:30 pm) – Migration and Navigation

Monday, April 13 (6:30-8:30 pm) – Bird Conservation and Volunteer Opportunities

Monday, April 20 (6:30-8:30 pm) – Graduation: Time to Fledge! (Informal Exam, Group Dinner, Wrap Up and Review)

Field Trips: Participants will be able to attend four field trips during the course PLUS choose from either the LSSI or Altamaha River boat trip for their final excursion. Field trip schedule is subject to change based on weather and birding conditions:

Saturday, March 21 – Jekyll Island
Saturday, March 28 – Altamaha Wildlife Management Area
Saturday, April 4 – Paulk’s Pasture
Saturday, April 11 – Gilman Wood Stork Rookery, St. Marys
Saturday, April 18 – Little St. Simons Island –OR– Altamaha River boat trip



For more information, visit our website. You can also call (912) 264-4111 or email Stephanie Chewning if you have questions about the course. Group size is limited to 20 participants, so early registration is encouraged.

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Susan Shipman Education Building, Georgia DNR

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