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Nature Center Frog BEGINNING BIRDING
Adults 18 and up, $60/Audubon member, $75/non-member
Want to identify the birds on your feeder? Are you still trying to sort out all those ducks out on the water? Are you interested in learning skills to identify birds on your own? Then this is the class for you! Marcus Roening is a Master Birder and past-President of both Washington Ornithological Society and Tahoma Audubon Society. Marcus loves to share his joy of birds with beginning bird watchers. Class includes two local field trips on November 7 & 14, 9:00am - noon.  Transportation for field trips not included - carpooling encouraged.
Call (253) 591-6439 to register.  Class meets at the Tacoma Nature Center.


 Mondays, November 2 – 16        6:45 pm -  9:00 pm              76899



Nature Center Frog INTERMEDIATE BIRDING
Adults 18 and up, $75/Audubon member, $90 non-member
This class will offer the "post-beginner" birder the chance to develop identification skills and birding methods while honing your birder's intuition. This class includes two field trips on October 19 & 26. Instructed by Brandon Hawn. To register, call (253) 591-6439. Class meets at Tacoma Nature Center. Transportation not included - carpooling encouraged.


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Nature Center Frog ADVANCED BIRDING WITH KEN BROWN
Adults 18 and up, $130/Audubon member, $150/non-member
Join us to learn the status of birds wintering in Washington with special emphasis on ducks, Loons, Grebes, hawks, shorebirds, gulls and winter specialties.  We will also talk about molt and giss.  This class is for those who have a good background in bird identification.  In addition to the scheduled class days there are four field trips that are fast paced and include travel and overnight stay.  Two-day trip to the coast on October 3-4.  Three day trips:  October 24 (gulls), November 14 or 21 (Kitsap County), December 5 (Skagit), and a three-day trip to Eastern Washington January 16-18, 2016.  Class meets at the Tacoma Nature Center.  Transportation/lodging are not included--carpooling is encouraged. Call (253) 591-6439 to register.


 Tuesdays, September 22- December 1        7:00 pm- 9:00 pm              76900

Nature Center Frog NATUREMAPPING WORKSHOPS


Nature Center Frog NATUREMAPPING BASICS WORKSHOP
Adults 18 and up, $30/person*
Moving from activities to field research, NatureMapping is a tool to help create a healthy future for wildlife through the use of sound scientific techniques. This workshop provides participants with the basic skills needed to use the NatureMapping data collection process. Open to educators and all others. Clock hours are available for an additional $5.00.


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