Master Birding Program

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society offers Master Birding workshops for experienced birders who would like to go to the next level of knowledge and identification within a unique group of birds.  Specific topics for each group may include Migration, Identification (in flight and when perched), Behavior, Distribution and Population Trends, and Conservation Goals.  Each workshop will include some classroom instruction, but the majority of the class will emphasize field experiences.

Applicants must be PVAS “Birding 101” graduates or have commensurate birding experience (3 or more years of birding) to participate.  A goal during the field trips is to have the participants doing the bulk of the identifications so others in the group will all learn collectively.

The first workshop will focus on Raptors and begins in September 2012.  More information will be posted here as the details become available.

After successful completion of a “baseline” set of workshops in this series, an “Master Birder”
certificate will be awarded to successful students. Planned workshops include Warblers (Spring and Fall), Bird Song, Gulls, and Shorebirds. 

For more information about the Master Birding Program, contact Matt Orsie at 304-261-56o2 or

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              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director
phone // 304-676-3397

Ellen Murphy, Program Specialist
phone // 304-676-8739

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
phone // 703-303-1026

Bridget Tinsley, Land and Watershed Program Manager // 304-261-6016
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