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Beyond Field Guides – Introduction to Birding Using Apps and Websites

September 7 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Sep 7 / 8 a.m. / FREE

This will be lead by members of the Howard County Bird Club. It will begin with an outdoor Bird Walk followed by a Presentation in the Conservancy’s Gudelsky Center Nature Center Classroom.

“Beyond Field Guides,” Presentation and Bird Walk. Meet in the parking lot. Join Terri Berkheimer and Val Swan for the Bird Walk over mowed paths with possible mud, followed by the presentation. Learn about online resources to help you identify birds, discover birding locations and participate in the local, regional and global birding community through participatory science opportunities.  Resources covered include: Cornell Lab’s All About Birds, eBird, Project FeederWatch, Merlin Bird ID and BirdCast.

Reservations required. Max 25 participants. Please email Val at howardbirdclub@mdbirds.org. Facilities available.


What to bring:

  1. Binoculars, if you have a pair. (A few pairs will be available to borrow)
  2. Before the class, please download the Cornell Lab Merlin Bird ID App. To view download instructions for the Merlin Bird app – click here.   Make sure you also download the Northeast and Southeast bird packs.  It is free but requires an email address. Participants will be using this app for some workshop exercises.

Photo by Anne Kelley


September 7
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Howard County Conservancy
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Mt Pleasant
10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the event. If a program is canceled by the Conservancy, participants will be notified and offered a refund. All other program fees are non-refundable and support educational programs at the Conservancy. Organized groups may not be able to be accommodated at our free programs. Please contact the Conservancy about scheduling a separate program for your group.


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