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Bird Behavior

  • Edison High School 5801 Franconia Road Alexandria, VA, 22310 United States (map)

Bill Young will lead us in four two-hour sessions examining a variety of bird behaviors, including avian feeding, reproduction, migration, visual and auditory displays, and more.  Each session will feature video, audio, and photographs to help people to learn about the many aspects of bird behavior.  Classes will draw on the knowledge Bill has gained from birding locally and on all seven continents.  The class includes one field trip.   

Bill Young is a writer who lives in Arlington. His book The Fascination of Birds: From the Albatross to the Yellowthroat (Dover, 2014) examines the relationship between birds and a broad range of subjects, including biology, ecology, literature, music, history, politics, economics, religion, geography, physics, chemistry, linguistics, the visual arts, the performing arts, sports, and comedy. The book is intended to help beginners to better understand the birds they encounter, and it might help experienced birders to learn more about many ornithological and non-ornithological aspects of birds. His YouTube channel features more than 25 nature videos and has had more than 150,000 views. With Ashley Branford, he is the co-creator of the website MPNature, which contains information about the nature found in Monticello Park in Alexandria. 

Classroom:  Tuesdays, May 1, May 8, May 15, and May 22, 2018.  7 – 9 pm.  Edison High School.

Field Trip:  Saturday, May 5, 2018.  8 – 12 noon.  Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Cost:  ASNV members - $80, non-members - $90.

Class Limit:  25.