Welcome to Halifax River Audubon and our Fall bird watching class. Thanks for signing up. This web page will be your go to site for information about the class, including field trips. After each class session, presentations and class materials will be available here for review. Reference materials will be posted here and links to useful bird information on the web.
Class begins October 29, so I have provided info that you can review to kick start your discovery of birds and birding:)
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are links to Class Slides and the field trip lists for Ponce Inlet and Lake Woodruff. I am also keeping a total list of all of the species seen by the class during our field trips.
Central Florida Bird Checklist - This checklist fits on 8 1/2 x 11 paper, two-sided.
HRA Birds of Central Florida - This checklist fits on 8 1/2 x 14 paper, two-sided.
Free E-book: Let’s Go Birding! From The American Birding Association
Bird Watching Basics from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
Florida's Checklist of Birds from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
Choosing binoculars can be a daunting process for beginning birders and veterans alike. Past classes have had many questions about this very import tool. Here are some links that provide information about binoculars and explain what the specifications mean to performance. We are providing these links for your information and do not endorse one brand over the other. During the field trips we will have several guides on hand that can share their experiences in finding the right binoculars.
These links are small articles about binoculars...
For many years a company called Eagle Optics provided a point of sale at bird festivals all across the United States. They have since closed up shop, but their excellent videos live on in YouTube. It's like a small course on Optics, with each video focusing on one aspect of binocular design.