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Mission Trails Regional Park Bird Identification Workshops

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MTRP Visitor Center

1 Father Junipero Serra Trail

San Diego, CA 92119

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Learn to identify 50 common birds found at Mission Trails in this series of workshops, each with a separate registration.

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Learn to identify 50 common birds found in Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) as year-round residents or winter visitors.

Each of the four workshops presented by Millie Basden will be devoted to a group of 11 to 14 birds at MTRP. The workshops will consist of two-hour Saturday afternoon classroom sessions which features a presentation of photographs of local birds. The following morning, we will spend three hours in the field at various locations in MTRP to look for the birds covered in the previous day's classroom session as well as any other birds that are seen. Millie Basden will compile an eBird checklist for each outing which will be shared with all participants. For the best experience, register for all four sessions and plan to attend both the classroom discussion and field trip each week.

This course will not cover birding basics. If you have never used binoculars or have never attempted to identify birds, please first attend the Birding Basics Class held the 4th Saturday of most months at MTRP and/or participate in a guided bird walk held the 3rd Saturday of most months (see calendar at mtrp.org for more information).

You will need binoculars for each field session. Please bring a field guide covering birds found in our area to class. There are many available in print and app form. (Recommended: Birds of Southern California by Garrett, Dunn and Small published by R.W. Morse Company, 2012. Free apps: Audubon Bird Guide or Merlin ID.)

Workshop fees: $15 per session (2 hr. classroom and 3 hr. field trip); $60 for entire workshop series. Proceeds support the park through the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation.

Week 1: Birds Found on the Water. Saturday, February 1, 1-3PM classroom discussion and Sunday, February 2, 8-11AM at Lake Murray.

Week 2: Birds Found near Water. Saturday, February 8, 1-3PM classroom discussion and Sunday, February 9, 8-11AM at Lake Murray.

Week 3: Birds of Open Country and Riparian/Wooded Areas. Saturday, February 15, 1-3PM classroom discussion and Sunday, February 16, 8-11AM starting at Bushy Hill parking lot.

Week 4: Birds of Chaparral and Riparian Areas. Saturday, February 22, 1-3PM classroom discussion and Sunday, February 23, 8-11AM starting at Jackson Drive parking lot.

Millie Basden is a volunteer Trail Guide at Mission Trails Regional Park and a Certified California Naturalist with over 40 years’ experience birding. She has birded in 20 foreign countries and all but a few of the states in the U.S. She is co-leader of the monthly bird walks in MTRP and has also led walks for San Diego Audubon Society and other organizations.

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MTRP Visitor Center

1 Father Junipero Serra Trail

San Diego, CA 92119

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