Francis M. Weston Audubon Society is offering the bird series, “Our Avian Neighbors”, this spring.  Experienced birders from the chapter will instruct the classroom sessions for “Our Avian Neighbors” from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Pensacola Public Library, downtown at 239 N. Spring St.  There will be a field trip on Saturday following three of the classes in April and May for approximately 4 hours.

The first class, on Thursday, April 19, 2018 will be about birding basics (binoculars, field guides, birding ethics, etc.). The remaining classes, on April 23, May 3, 10 and 17 will cover different groups of birds.  The three Saturday field trips will be on April 28 and May 5 and 19.

The April 23 class will be on shorebirds, the May 3 class on woodland birds, and May 10 and 17 on raptors (owls, hawks, etc.).

To register for the classes or for more information and questions, call or e-mail Mary Jones, Chapter Education Chair, at 850-288-0488 or brumarclyde@cox.net. To confirm your registration, send a participant contribution of $100.00 for Audubon members and $120.00 for non-members of which $20.00 can be applied to an introductory membership in the Audubon Society. Make a note on the checks “For Our Avian Neighbors Classes”. Classes will be limited in size.

Make checks payable to the F. M. Weston Audubon Society and mail to FMW Audubon Society, P.O. Box 17484, Pensacola, FL 32522 before the classes start.

These classes with the field trips are a wonderful opportunity for individuals in the community to learn about birds from expert birders in the Pensacola area.