The following classes are sponsored by the SCVAS Education Committee. To
register please call the office at (408) 252-3740. All cancellations
require 72-hour prior notification for refunds.
Fall Raptors with Andy Bradshaw.
Tuesday September 15 & 9/22 Evening Classes 7:30pm-9:00pm; 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 Field Trips 10am-12pm.
Location: Class: McClellan Ranch; Field Trips: 9/19 Arastradero OSP; 9/26 Hawk Hill, Marin Headlands (Note: Ti
Cost: $65 for SCVAS members; $75 for non-members. 50% discount for students
This course will focus on raptor identification, aging and behavior. All experience levels are welcome. This will be a great opportunity to learn or improve your raptor ID skills and gain greater insight into the world of raptors. Evening classes held at McClellan Ranch in Cupertino. To register, please call 408-252-3747 or use the Online Registration Form.
Beginning Bird Watching with Larry Spivak.
Thursday September 17 & 9/24, 10/1, 10/8 class; 7-9pm. Field trips: 9/20, 9/27, & 10/4; 8-11am
Location: Class: McClellan Ranch Preserve; Field: TBD.
Cost: $65 for SCVAS members, $85 for non-members.
We'll start by studying birds in backyard settings, at local parks, and in local nature preserves to learn how to identify them based on body type, size, color, identification clues, habitat and behavior. We'll learn a systematic approach to gathering information about a bird you have seen that will help you find it later in a field guide. Topics will include: choosing and using binoculars, using field guides, identifying bird groups, identification clues, body part identification, habitats, behavior and field marks. We will also discuss reference materials, books, magazines, other local organizations, and internet sites to help you more fully enjoy our local avian population. Please call 408-252-3747 or use the Online Registration Form.
Adult Education Survey
Help us plan our future classes and field seminars by participating in this short survey. Your responses are completely anonymous, but will be a tremendous help to us as we look to 2015 and beyond!