Birding 101

Class Number | CED.1001.M01

Section | 61285

Class Details

Date & Time

Begins April 14, 2020

Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4 weeks
April 14 & 16, April 21 & 23, April 28 & 30, and May 5 & 7



$120/Adults 18 & older

$90/Children 10-18 (Child must have a paid/registered adult with them)


Mt. Pleasant Campus - Computer Lab - Room 127

Class Description

In this 4-week class, you will learn basic viewing techniques to observe the key aspects of the hobby known as “birding” or “bird watching” including, fundamental identification features of birds, bird habitat preferences, and annual cycle phases (migration, breeding, molt, etc.). Participants will also gain an understanding of the practical aspects of birding including necessary equipment, how to attract birds to your property, keeping track of sightings, and contributing to citizen science projects. This class meets twice each week for four weeks. You will also enjoy field trips to local areas of interest one day each week with the other day spent in class.


Ryan Dziedzic has an extensive background in the diversity of bird habitats, migratory patterns, plant importance, biology, and botany. Ryan shares his love of birding with students as they learn about natural habitats, wildlife, and the use of landscaping and plantings to attract birds.

Ryan holds a Master of Science in Conservation Biology from Central Michigan University. He has been involved in many research projects throughout Michigan, and has served as a field guide and lecturer at various venues.


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