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Lifelong Learning Institute: Forum: Becoming a Birder


Monday, Apr 02, 2018 10:00am
LocationHylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute

Birding is being taken up by more and more people each year. Dave Larsen will focus his presentation on the “how to” of birding – an avocation that combines a love of the out-of-doors with intellectual curiosity and stimulation. He will discuss the basic elements of bird identification, the equipment needed, the print, photographic and audio resources available, the latest smartphone technology employed for identification, reference and observation logging, and the various groups, organizations and social media links available to support an interest in birding.

Dave Larsen has been a birder for 45 years. He is a Virginia Master Naturalist, a member of the American Birding Association, the Virginia Society of Ornithology, an active volunteer in the Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas Project, and a supporter of the Cornell Laboratory for Ornithology. He discovered birding while doing post-doctoral research at Brookhaven National Laboratory at Upton, New York. Through the years, Dave continued his interest in birding, although the demands of a career and family obligations limited his time in the field. Since his retirement, Dave has taken up birding as a full-time pursuit. Besides birding extensively within the state, Dave has birded across North America and has traveled many times to other points on the globe.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

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