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Birding Basics

Bird Watching Basics Classes - Spring 2017

Discover easy methods to find and identify birds in the Wissahickon Creek Watershed through a series of three classes with two of the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association's most experienced birders, Jamie Stewart and Amy Johns and Margaret Rohde.

This beginner level course concentrates on the basics of bird identification and techniques for binocular use.  Amy, Jamie and Margaret will offer you individual attention and expert tips, as you learn to focus your binoculars on the many birds of the Wissahickon.

  • Course Fee for all three classes: Members $50; non-members: $75
  • Registration limited to 12 participants; an adult must accompany birders ages 10-15 years
  • Loaner binoculars are available upon request


Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
WVWA Headquarters, Four Mills Barn

  • Learn to identify birds by observing shape, color patterns, behavior and habitat.


Sunday, April 30 2017 - 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Field Practice - Location TBD

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Field Practice - Location TBD