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University Connected Learning
The key to becoming a bird watcher is understanding the general impression, size and shape (GISS) of the bird. The GISS, plus the color pattern, habitat and song/call are characteristics that lead bird watchers to accurately identify the bird. This class is a mix of in-class lessons and field trips. Beginning bird watchers develop skills that allow them to classify and identify birds based on plumage, song, behavior, habitat and season. In-class lessons focus on identifying birds, selecting good gear, getting involved in local birding groups, participating in citizen science, and online and print resources. This course will also feature three field trips to various habitats.