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May 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Distance Learning: Birding by Ear Series with Brodie Cass Talbott

This three-part series takes you through birdsong from start to finish: from how birds vocalize and what those vocalizations mean, to how you can learn to identify the birds around you by the sounds they make. Lectures will run for 50 minutes with a short question and answer to follow.

Birdsong Basics Why and how are birds so uniquely vocal? What do their many different sounds mean? In this introduction we will explore the fascinating world of bird vocalizations.
May 4, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
May 5, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Birding by Ear Learning to understand bird vocalizations, and identify birds by the sounds they make, is akin to learning a new language. In this section we will examine the various methods and techniques used to decipher birdsong.
April 23, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – *Full*
April 24, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – *Full*
May 11, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
May 12, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Backyard Birdsong and Beyond In our last section we will explore the specific vocalizations of birds we are likely to hear now, in our yards and natural areas.
April 30, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – *Full*
May 1, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – 1 spot left
May 19, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
May 20, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

$20 – $30
Yellow Warbler singing while perched on a branch.
Yellow Warbler, photo by Mick Thompson

Register for Birding by Ear with Brodie!

Sign up for this series of virtual classes to develop your birding by ear skills!


Class Details

You must register individually for each class. A link to the virtual class will be emailed to you several days before the class begins. Please be on the lookout and have Zoom downloaded on your device.

      • Class fee: $20 members / $30 non-members
      • Note: At this time, distance learning classes with Bird Alliance of Oregon are not available outside of the allotted time. We will be sure to make our most popular distance learning sessions available again. Thank you!
      • If the class you’re interested is full, please join the waitlist



May 4, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:


OR United States
$20 – $30


OR United States
$20 – $30


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