Would you like to be a birder and know more about the many species of Florida birds that live on or visit Amelia Island?
Do you know how to begin this birdwatching quest?
Wild Amelia and the City of Fernandina Beach, Department of Parks and Recreation, have announced that a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Program, Bird Detective, may be the answer to those questions.
This hour-long program will be offered to beginning birders of all ages on Saturday, February 16, at 10:00 a.m. in the Rec Room of the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center.
This program is free!
The instructor for the Bird Detective program will be Carole Adams of the Duval Audubon Society who has been a birder since the age of 10. A popular, in-demand lecturer, Carole has served as President of two Audubon chapters and has been a member of the Board of Audubon of Florida. She has worked tirelessly on habitat protection in Florida and was thrilled to be among a team of three who discovered the Great Sand-Plover on Huguenot in May 2009.
This informative Fish and Wildlife program, Bird Detective, explores the six clues to bird identification: body types, distinctive markings, bills, behavior, habitat and sound. Further, the program reveals what these clues teach about a bird’s identity and more!
Though the Bird Detective program was originally written for 3rd through 5th graders, it is useful for beginning birders of all ages. So both the young and the young at heart are welcome to attend!
Individuals who would like to attend the Bird Detective program should pre-register by calling the Recreation Center Administrative Office at 904-277-7350.
For more information about the Bird Detective program, check out floridabirdingtrail.com.