Spring Bird ID Course

Please join Science Education Coordinator Paul Grindrod and Guest Instructor(s) for our very popular 2022 Annual Breeding Bird ID course which begins May 11th.Please join Science Education Coordinator Paul Grindrod and Guest Instructor(s) for our very popular 2022 Annual Breeding Bird ID course which begins May 11th.

This 7-class workshop will consist of 4 virtual museum labs on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30pm on May 11, May 18, May 25, June1, and 3 field courses on May 14, 21, 28 (field locations TBD). The course is designed for novice to new intermediate birders who want to become familiar with the breeding birds of Ventura County. Pelagic birds, shorebirds, and gulls will not be covered during this course.

Zoom sessions will be limited to 40, field sessions limited to the first 20, and priority will be given to WFVZ Members. WFVZ Members price is $25 per class, that's only $175 for all 7 sessions. The non-members cost is still only $245 for over 19 hours of fun and learning.
Current CSUCI, VC, MC, OC, & UCLA students can take the classes at a greatly discounted rate. Current student ID will be required.

Space is limited so reserve today!

                                                


Bird Identification Class and Field Trip

Dr. Linnea Hall, an avian conservation biologist, also offers classes in Identification of Southern California Birds to professional biologists, students, and the general public. This popular class is taught every spring and winter, and is useful for birdwatchers, bird enthusiasts, or people who just want to learn more about birds.The class includes fieldtrips, and usually meets for 3-4 evening labs at the museum, and 3 Saturday fieldtrips.  Students may take any or all classes, and classes can repeated multiple years! Call for pricing!

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Bird identification class with Dr. Linnea Hall

 

Study Skin and Egg Preparation
The WFVZ also offers one-on-one training or private lessons in study skin and egg preparation and curation, taught by Collections Manager Mr. René Corado, and has internships available for upper-division college undergraduate and graduate students. Training is by appointment only and costs $75/person, $50 for member, for a 3-hour class. 

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Study skin preparation class with René Corado