6 Classes

Time: 7-9pm (Wednesdays)

Dates: February 3, 10, 17 , 24 | March 10, 17, 24 & 31

Location: Online (virtual)

Price: $65.00 (CAD)

Course Description: The course, comprised of six 2-hour lectures, (total 12 hours), followed by an optional field trip in the Montreal region, includes information and instruction on the origin of birds and birdwatching identifying species by sight, sound and behaviour identifying birding habitats and regions in and around Montreal and southern Quebec using field guides, checklists, on-line resources, software and apps for birdwatching choosing and using optics such as binoculars and spotting scopes attracting and feeding birds at your home understanding bird migration, mating and breeding habits getting involved in bird protection, research, conservation issues and citizen science projects.

About the Instructor: Sheldon Harvey has been an avid birder for over 18 years and has observed over 300 species of birds within a 100-kilometer radius of the city of Montreal. He is the Past President, current Vice-President and Treasurer, and Chair of the Outreach and Publicity Committee and Co-Chair of the Field Trip Committee of Bird Protection Quebec, Quebec’s oldest birding and conservation organization, having celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017.

Suggested Materials:

  • Binoculars (if desired/optional)
  • Computer/laptop or tablet
  • Electronic versions of notes and materials will be provided

Required Knowledge: No previous knowledge of the subject is required; simply an interest in birds!