Winter Bird ID Class

The WFVZ will offer a Zoom and field course that will provide an introduction for novice birders to learn about birding and about wintering ducks, raptors, sparrows, and other migrant and wintering birds of southern California, with an emphasis on the birds of Ventura County.

Please join Science Education Coordinator Paul Grindrod for three Wednesday evening Zoom sessions on January 19, 26, and February 2 from 6:00 to 8:30pm, and two Saturday field sessions January 29 and February 5 from 8:00 to 11:30 am (field locations TBD).

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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. RenĂ© 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. 

Study skin preparation class with RenĂ© Corado