Birding Adventures
Paddy Cunningham
5181 SW 27th Terrace
Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33312
birdpaddy@yahoo.com
(754) 201-1141 • 954-805-6810


Birders in the field.
 

CLASSES

2022-23 BIRDING CLASSES SCHEDULE

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2023 Everglades Birding Festival


“Where YOU learn the I.D.
PADDY CUNNINGHAM: Biologist, Expert Guide and Birding Instructor


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Birding is the fastest growing leisure pursuit in the country. It is a lifetime of learning, enjoying natural areas, finding a peaceful connections, camaraderie with fellow birders and exciting discoveries. These classes will give you the skills you need to become a better birder and will focus on common birds. Through a variety of field strategies covered through power point presentations, bird walks through the gardens, activities and numerous handouts YOU WILL LEARN THE I.D.

Bonnet House & Gardens
900 N. Birch Road, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. 33304

Bonnet House
Fort Lauderdale's Bonnet House

The Bonnet House is a historic home on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It has a variety of plant habitats that make it great for birding such as mangroves, tropical hardwood hammock, freshwater pond, open areas and open gardens. It is along spring and fall migration routes and close to the beach for seabird flyovers.

Sun. Jan. 8, 2023 — Ascend to Better Birding - Part I – The Tools of the Trade, 2-5 pm
What does it take to become a Birder? What tools are needed to get you ready for a lifetime of learning Learn how to better use your binoculars, bird checklist and bird field guide book including field marks, glossary, and family organization. Learn about some of the latest birding apps such as e-bird, Audubon and Merlin to make identification easier using your smart phone. Find out about of the wonderful benefits of becoming a bird watcher, great local birding hot spots, and wonderful birding opportunities locally, in Florida and tropical adventures abroad. The workshop includes an informative power point presentation, numerous hand outs and a bird walk through the gardens.
Cost includes admission to the Bonnet House, so come early to enjoy the gardens.
Bring binoculars, and your phone (**recommend downloading MERLIN app).
Cost $25 member, $30 non-members, CONTACT LINDA at (954) 703-2606

Sun. Feb. 5, 2023 — Ascend to Better Birding-Part II – Ten steps to better identification, 2-5 pm
Learn a 10-step approach to increase your ability to identify birds such as family groups, behavior, silhouette, habitat, field marks, commonality, seasonality, birding by ear, plumage, use of checklist and apps. The class will include an informative power point, numerous handouts, workshop activity and a walk around the garden to look for birds. Bring binoculars, and a field guide (if possible can be provided upon request). Also, if you have bird apps on your phone bring them.
Cost includes admission to the Bonnet House, so come early to enjoy the gardens.
Bring binoculars, and your phone (**recommend downloading MERLIN app).
Cost $25 member, $30 non-members CONTACT LINDA at (954) 703-2606

Sun. March. 5, 2023 — Common Birds of South Florida – Wading and Backyard Birds, 2-5 pm
Learn to identify the common birds of south Florida, one of the TOP 10 birding destinations in the U.S. This class will focus on one of our specialties-Wading Birds. These birds commonly and easily seen everywhere on canal banks and wetlands, but all the white wading birds can be confusing. The class also focuses on commonly found birds in your yard and local parks. The class will include an informative power point, numerous hand outs and birding activity.
Cost includes admission to the Bonnet House, so come early to enjoy the gardens.
Bring binoculars, and your phone (**recommend downloading MERLIN app).
Cost $25 member, $30 non-members, CONTACT LINDA at (954) 703-2606

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Paddy Cunningham at an American Birding Association booth.

Paddy Cunningham helping kids know their birds.

A birding workshop with Paddy Cunningham.