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‘Birding by Ear’ workshop is Saturday [UPDATED]

Published 9:27am Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Updated 11:30am Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bird enthusiasts are invited to participate in the “Outta Sight! Birding by Ear Spring Workshop” from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center in Fergus Falls.

At 6:30 a.m. participants will check mist-nets for songbirds to band, examine and release — an experience fever ever forget.

Next birders will take a walk on-trail to listen to the morning symphony and identify the birds singing.

Participants will finish up inside where you can take a closer listen at how birds make sounds, what their sounds mean in spring, and which spring birds you can hear in your yard and at the PWLC.

Focal species include dynamic duos duking it out (such as robins and grosbeaks) and stand-alone champions (like bobolinks). Mnemonic devices, technological tools, taxidermy specimens, and other tips will be shared.

Register by calling 218-998-4480 or emailing prairiewet@fws.gov. Feel free to also indicate your interest on facebook.

Come back in summer and fall to learn new bird calls and songs in changing seasons — July 20 and Oct. 5.

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