Backyard Birding: Birds--The Inside Story
In 2010, Shirley Anderson, a retired high school biology teacher, started the OPAS Backyard Birding Program. One year later, Ken Wiersema joined Shirley by integrating his graphics skills into the “inside story” presentation. Over the ensuing years, together they have evolved this talk into a fact-filled, enjoyable program that conveys the unique physical features of birds. They have developed this program for folks new to birding and to our region—as well as for those who wish to hone their bird knowledge and skills. In this session, Shirley and Ken will discuss information on wild bird identification, biology, feeding, and nesting—as well as how and where birds use the habitats of the Olympic Peninsula. They will reveal how birds eat, digest, see, breathe, sing, reproduce, and fly. Participants will learn from a collection of bird skeletons, feathers, and feet along with new graphic illustrations and locally recorded sounds. Please join us in what may be Shirley’s last time to lead this talk. Bring your questions, and share your observations and experiences. Be a part of Backyard Birding history while increasing your understanding and enjoyment of our local feathered friends! Admission to each seminar will be free. However, we suggest a donation of $5.00 per person to support our ongoing education programs. Please note that current COVID-19 safety precautions as recommended by Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Clallam County Public Health will be followed for the protection of our attendees and volunteer staff.