‘Bird Language Lessons’ comes to Elkhart County Parks

A singing Eastern Towhee. Photo courtesy: Elkhart County Parks

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. – Elkhart County Parks will be hosting a free “Bird Language Lessons” workshop this weekend at Benton Spillway Shelter in River Preserve County Park.

On Sunday, April 11 from 1 to 3:30 p.m., participants can learn how to ID different birds by their sound and learn about the behavior behind these calls.

“Birding spring migration is a bit like an Easter egg hunt,” said Annie Aguirre, Event Coordinator, “You’re scrambling to find these brightly-colored treasures hidden all around, and before you know it, they’re gone. Lucky for us, these birds are in full song, so by keeping your ears open, you have a good chance of finding them.”

The first part of the workshop will focus on bird behavior, followed by a hike where the group can practice listening techniques to help pick out birds by sound.

The class will take place outside rain or shine, so participants are asked to dress for the weather.

All guests are also asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing during the program.

The event is open to participants ages 8 and older.

Registration is required and can be found here.

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