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The New School of Birding *FULL*

*This session is full, with a full waitlist, please join us for Module 2 (you do not need to take Module 1 to take 2):

New School of Birding: Breeding Ecology and Birdsong
  • Classes: Wednesdays (Mar 24 – Apr 28), 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Field Days: April 3, April 17, and May 1, 7:00 a.m. – 12 p.m./2 p.m.



Back by popular demand is our School of Birding series, taught by expert birders and trip leaders, Candace Larson and Dan van den Broek. The New School of Birding series, is a six-week course with classes and in-person field days that will take you on a riveting journey through the world of bird biology, field identification, and conservation. Through lectures, quizzes, helpful handouts, live interaction with your instructors, and extensive field time, you’ll build both your birding skills and gain a deeper understanding of what’s going on beneath all those feathers!

Our inaugural series will focus on some of the secrets that birds have on the inside. Birds are amazing flying machines, and the physiology that provides for this most famous of superpowers includes an impressive synergy between lightweight bone mass, powerful muscles, ultra-efficient respiration, and many other unique adaptations. We hope you’ll join us on this exciting journey!

*This module of School of Birding is currently full. To be added to the waitlist, please register here.

Register for The New School of Birding with Dan and Candace

Immerse yourself in this six-week course to build your birding skills!


Class and Field Day Details

  • Online Class: Wednesdays: January 20, January 27, February 3, February 10, February 17, and February 24 from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
  • Field Days: January 30, February 13, and February 27, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm/3:00 pm (depending on destination)
  • Class fee: $450 members / $600 non-members
  • Limited to 18 participants
  • Note: At this time, distance learning classes with Portland Audubon are not available outside of the allotted time. We will be sure to make our most popular distance learning sessions available again. Thank you!



January 20
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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Portland Audubon
5151 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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$400 – $650


Tara Lemezis