EDUCATION: Learn to identify birds during beginner class

October 27, 2013 

The Tahoma Audubon Society will hold a beginning birding class starting Nov. 4.

This class is intended for people who want to identify the birds at a backyard feeder or want to know what kind ducks are swimming on a local lake. The class will help participants develop the skills to identify birds on their own.

The instructor is Marcus Roening, a master birder and past president of both the Washington Ornithological Society and Tahoma Audubon Society.

The classes will be held 6:45-9 p.m. Mondays, from Nov. 4-18, at the Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. There also will be two local field trips Nov. 9 and 16, from 9 a.m.-noon.

The cost is $50 for Audubon members and $65 for nonmembers. Transportation for the field trips is not included.

To register, call the nature center at 253-591-6439. For more information, contact the society at 253-565-9278 or

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