Lecture: Introduction to Ornithology & The Tools of Birding
Field Trip: Jekyll Island
Lecture: Backyard Birds, Plantings, & Habitats
Field Trip: Altamaha WMA
Lecture: Avian Anatomy and Physiology
Field Trip: Paulk’s Pasture
Lecture: Migration and Navigation
Field Trip: Gilman Wood Stork Rookery, St. Marys
Lecture: Bird Conservation & Volunteer Opportunities
Field Trip: LSSI or Altamaha Boat Trip
Graduation: Time to Fledge!
(Informal Exam, Group Dinner, Wrap Up)
A 6-week Intensive for Birders of All Backgrounds
Susan Shipman Education Building, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
One Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520
If you have questions about your existing reservation (from the canceled March 2020 class), please call (912) 264-4111 or email Stephanie.
The per-person course fee of $275 (with an online processing fee, $293.38) includes six interactive evening lectures, five guided field trips, a bird book, a course binder, and a graduation dinner. Reduced student rates and scholarships are available based on need. (Contact Stephanie for more information or to request a scholarship.)
Master Birder lectures will be held Mondays (6:30-8:30 pm) in the Susan Shipman Education Building at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in Brunswick. An informal final exam and group dinner will be held during the final class. Participants will be able to attend five coastal field trips. As part of the requirements of this course, participants will complete at least 10 hours of volunteer service with one or more of the participating organizations (OHM, CWS, CGA, Manomet, or GADNR).
Coastal Education Coordinator
“If you’re curious about that bird you see at the feeder or the beach, or want to take your birding skills to the next level—this is the course for you!”
Please contact Stephanie for more information about our Master Birder program.