Follow the flyway with Chesapeake Forum favorite Wayne Bell, Ph.D as he unlocks the beauty of spring migration in Birds & Birding on the Eastern Shore beginning April 14.
Spring on Delmarva is an exciting time for birding. As winter resident species depart, migrants and summer breeders begin to arrive, some showing up before trees have a full complement of leaves. Now is the time to enjoy colorful warblers in the company of vireos, flycatchers, and orioles. And if you think all shorebirds are just little sandpipers, spring migration should change your perspective.
Each class session will focus on identification of target species likely to be seen on the subsequent field trip to one or more of Delmarva’s special places. Both novice and experienced birders are welcome, and it is not necessary to have taken this course previously to successfully spot birds.
To register for Birds & Birding on the Eastern Shore, visit www.chesapeakeforum.org. Classroom sessions are Thursday April 14 and May 19 from 2:30 – 4 pm. In-person at the Easton Peachblossom YMCA, Zoom, or Recording available. Two in-person field trips Thursday April 18 and May 23 from 7 am – 3 pm, $20. Check out the webpage to find other classes you might enjoy, too. If you would like to receive the Chesapeake Forum’s monthly newsletter, please email to [email protected] with your name and preferred email.
Dr. Wayne Bell is Senior Associate and former Director of the Washington College Center for Environment and Society. A native of Silver Spring, MD, he graduated from the University of Miami, FL, and earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University where E.O. Wilson infected him with a lasting love of all things ecological. Retired since 2006, Dr. Bell continues his passion for birds and teaching through the Maryland Ornithological Society Youth program (YMOS) and the Chesapeake Forum.