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.
 

Bird Classes — 2019-20


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2019-20 BIRDING ADVENTURES with PADDY CUNNINGHAM
Biologist, Expert Guide and Birding Instructor
“Where YOU learn the I.D.” • “Intense Birding at a Relaxed Pace.”

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

Class reservations contact Linda Schaller, (954) 563-5393. Ext 137.

Birding adventures with Paddy Cunningham 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 Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.
To register for classes contact Linda at (954) 563-5393 EXT 137. Cost $25 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.

2019

Sun. Nov. 3 — The Wonderful World of Birding – Bonnet House – 2:00-5:00 pm
Birding is the fastest growing leisure pursuits in the country. Find out about of the wonderful benefits of becoming a bird watcher, getting out in nature and meeting other passionate birders. A mixture of peaceful connection and thrilling discovery. Learn about great birding hot spots locally and throughout Florida. Find out about how to contact local birding groups and Florida resources that can get you started. Also, if you have bird apps on your phone bring them.
      CONTACT LINDA at (954) 563-5393 EXT 137. – Cost $25

Sun. Dec. 1 — 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. Bring binoculars, and a field guide (if possible can be provided upon request). Also, if you have bird apps on your phone bring them.
      CONTACT LINDA at (954) 563-5393 EXT 137. – Cost $25

2020

Sun. Jan. 5 — Ascend to Better Birding-Part II - Ten steps to better identification - bird class – 2:00-5:00 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 $25 per session for adults. Bring binoculars, and a field guide (if possible can be provided upon request).
      CONTACT LINDA at (954) 563-5393 EXT 137.
      Cost $25 – Pre-registration is required. Cost includes admission to the Bonnet House, so come early to enjoy the gardens.

Feb. 2 — 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. Bring binoculars, and a field guide. Also, if you have bird apps on your phone bring it.
      CONTACT LINDA at (954) 563-5393 EXT 137. – Cost $25

March 1 — Birding by Habitat – 2-5 pm
I say birds are creatures of habitat. One of the best ways to find the birds you seek is know what habitat where they can be found. Some birds are very specific like Scrub Jays and some more general like Northern Mockingbirds. Learn what birds are likely to be found in the incredible variety of Florida's natural habitats. The class will include an informative power point, numerous hand outs and a walk around the garden to look for birds in various habitats. Bring binoculars, and a field guide (if possible can be provided upon request).
      CONTACT LINDA at (954) 563-5393 EXT 137. – Cost $25

Paddy Cunningham at an American Birding Association booth.

Paddy Cunningham helping kids know their birds.

A birding workshop with Paddy Cunningham.



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