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Learning the Little Brown Jobs

Fox Sparrow, David Boltz/Audubon Photography Awards

Fox Sparrow, David Boltz/Audubon Photography Awards

Have you been wondering about all those “little brown jobs” in your backyard?  Could you use a little help distinguishing between the House Finches and the Pine Siskins? Song Sparrows and Savannah Sparrows?   This workshop will concentrate on identification skills for some of the finches, sparrows, and other similar birds in our region, including both residents and migrants, just in time for the arrival of our cold weather birds.  Limit: 25 participants.

Cost:  $30 for members, $40 for non-members

Classroom:  Thursday, November 8, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA 22030, Room A139

Field Trip:  Saturday, November 10, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Location TBD.

Instructor:  Larry Meade is president of the Northern Virginia Bird Club and a former board member of the Virginia Society of Ornithology.  He has served as a sector leader for a number of years for several local Christmas Bird Counts and is an avid nature photographer.