Although it’s not necessary to identify birds to enjoy them, it is necessary to be able to find them. Terry will talk about the basics of finding birds – being still, using peripheral vision, and listening.
Once a bird is detected, the ability to quickly find it with binoculars takes practice. Good binoculars give you a definite advantage, but there are a few tricks that can help you find even a very small bird that’s far away. Now that you’ve found the bird, can you tell your friends where it is?
We’ll explore better hints than, “it’s right there,” or “it’s in that tree.” Technology can help, and Terry will share a secret that expert birders use.
Finally, once you find the bird and your friends find the bird, what should you look for?
Binoculars & bird books available to borrow.
Please, no pets.
Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center
3188 Sunset Peak Road. Take 8th Street north through Boise's North End. From the end of the pavement go 1/3 mile farther.