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Wetland Ecology & Autumn Birding!
September 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Enjoy the beauty of fall when you join us for a unique outdoor educational program entitled, “ Wetland Ecology & Autumn Birding” on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 9 a.m.. This class is sponsored by Libby Hostel Base Camp (see their websites at airbnb and Facebook). We will meet at 9 a.m. Mountain Time in the Fjord Room of the newly remodeled Venture Inn at 1015 West 9th Street (Hwy.2) in Libby, Montana. We’ll enjoy coffee, introductions, and a brief outline of the day with some birding tips, and then head to the field.
Our field day will consist of road tours, viewing spots, and short walks on private lands to observe and identify wetland types and vegetation, and to focus in on birdlife such as birds of prey, waterfowl, woodpeckers, shorebirds, and songbirds. During the fall season, some birds migrate, some experience irruptive movements, and some remain as residents. Safe spacing will be observed by participants of this class, and we are limiting spaces to ten folks. Interested folks MUST REGISTER to attend.
Participants should come prepared for the day with full gas tanks, water, lunch, binoculars, bird field-guide books, proper layers and footwear for the weather, and a good sense of humor. Physical exertion level is light to moderate, and senior citizens are welcome. All levels of birders are invited. Our Instructor for the day has degrees in both forestry & wildlife management, and over 44 years field experience in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, Canada. To register for this class , email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-291-2154. We’ll have a spotting scope for long distance viewing, and we will also look for sights and signs of wetland mammals such as moose, otter, mink, beaver, and red fox. Class will wrap up at approx. 3 p.m..