Hawk Migration in Texas Virtual Class

September 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Sep 8 at 7 PM CDT – Sep 12 at 4 PM CDT
Public · Hosted by Houston Audubon
Online Event
Hawks are a fun, awesome, exciting and challenging group of birds! We are fortunate that a major migration route is along our coast and we can see these amazing birds as they pass overhead during fall migration. We will experience this inspiring migration on the field trip. In class we will discuss hawk migration, parts of a hawk (topography), what and where to look for to identify a hawk, and other keys to Identification. In the slide presentation, we will see examples of these concepts and also compare and contrast some commonly seen hawks, falcons, and kites. Class is open to everyone but beginners may find this class more meaningful if they have taken Beginning Birdwatching and Fundamentals of Birdwatching, although not required.
Virtual Class: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (7:00-8:45 PM)
Field Trip: Saturday, September 12, 2020. 8 AM – 4 PM.
Class Fee: $75.00 (field trip included)
Class will be offered remotely online. Class participation is welcomed and recommended.
The field trip component is planned in recognition of the current virus conditions. Consequently, we will follow certain safety measures for everyone’s benefit. These include wearing masks, everyone traveling in their own vehicle, physical distancing (6 feet or more). Other measure may be added if needed.
Additionally, if conditions worsen the field trip may be rescheduled to a future date. If you cannot attend the field trip, you will have a credit for any future class field trip of your choosing. In registering for the class you agree to follow these safety procedures and follow the instructor’s guidance on the trip.
Glenn Olsen leads natural history and birding tours with GOBirding Ecotours and teaches bird identification, gardening for birds and butterflies, and nature-related classes through Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Houston Audubon, Katy Prairie Conservancy, and the Texas Master Naturalist program. He has served on the Houston Audubon Board as Vice President of Education and also served as an Audubon Warden monitoring colonial nesting birds in Rockport, TX. Two of his many other efforts towards conservation include monitoring endangered Attwater’s Prairie Chickens at the Nature Conservancy’s Texas City Preserve and co-founding the Wildscapes Workshop through the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) where he served as president of both the Houston Chapter and the State NPSOT. He has led field trips and/or given programs for meetings of the Texas Ornithological Society, Houston Audubon, Houston Arboretum, the Native Plant Society of Texas, Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, Rockport Hummer/Bird Festival, Galveston FeatherFest, and other groups and festivals. Glenn has led trips to such exotic locales as Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Amazon Rainforest, Costa Rica and the hottest birding locations in the U.S.
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