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Masters of the Sky: birds of prey in the pacific northwest

Saturday, November 16th
10 am - 3 pm

Tuition: $50

Instructor:
Laura Whittemore

Laura Whittemore returns to offer an edifying and enlivening glimpse into the magnificent hunters of the bird world, eagles, hawks and falcons. Drawing on her vast knowledge and with the aid of a multi-media presentation, Laura will bring us closer to the birds of prey that soar the skies of Washington and Oregon.

The presentation will include:

  • The major differences between eagles, hawks, and falcons

  • How to spot raptors and ID them by shape and size

  • Habitat and prey preferences

  • Which species are here all year and which visit only in winter

  • The best winter raptor-watching spots around Oregon and Washington

After the indoor presentation and lunch break at TreeSong, we will travel by car to Steigerwald NWR near Washougal to see which raptor species we can spot. Plan to spend two hours walking the refuge with Laura. Bring binoculars if you have them, but Laura will also provide a spotting scope for group use.


Suggested items to bring to the class and field trip:

Binoculars, notepad, pen or pencil, layered clothing, sturdy shoes. 

Bring your own lunch. 

Coffee and tea will be provided.