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BirdFest Workshops at 5 Rivers

Hummingbirds!  Hummingbirds! Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2-4pm, Fee $15

Fred Bassett, certified master bird bander, will present an overview of hummingbirds’ habitat, food, and migration, and talk about what you can do to attract hummers to your yard. He will share tales from his 20+ years studying and banding hummingbirds in hundreds of locations, from South Florida to Alaska. Fred founded Hummingbird Research, Inc., a nonprofit organization that promotes the conservation of hummingbirds through research and education. They continue the vision of the late Bob Sargent and his wife, Martha, and the Hummer/Bird Study Group.

Basics of Birding Basics of Birding  Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2-4pm, Fee $15

New to birding and want to enhance your experiences during BirdFest and beyond? This workshop, taught by an experienced educator from Birmingham Audubon, will offer tips on what to look for and when, how to use binoculars, what you need to know about “birding etiquette,” and more.

Bird & Nature Photo Workshop Bird & Nature Photo Workshop  Friday, Oct. 7, 2-5pm, Fee $20

Jeff Johnston, BirdFest’s outstanding feature photographer in 2012 and an experienced instructor, leads this workshop that includes classroom instruction and a short field trip to practice your new skills.











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