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Silvia looking at owlets












Baby great horned owls in their nest!  So cute!  From SFO field trip to Stewart park, Ithaca.

Quotes from recent class evaluations


SFO has taken my birdwatching skills to a completely new level. Silvia, Painted Post, NY

Everything about this class is fantastic! The leaders are friendly and gifted people who are chosing to share their time, knowledge and  love of birds and I will take this course every year if I can.     - Jane, Syracuse, NY

The camaraderie was great!  We met lots of interesting people, and made many new friends.

I took this course so that I could go beyond identifying birds from a field guide in my back yard and it surpassed my expectations!  I now know how to look at birds, to look for their distinguishing characteristics, to look at their flight, to look at the habitat, to know when & where to look for certain species.  It was very educational and a lot of fun.

I have gone from an occasional bird looker to someone who is out several times a week with my binoculars and pad an paper for now I am able to identify a bird by wing bars, eye bands, kind of beak, habitat.  It is so exciting.

All the field trips were a treat to me as a newcomer to Ithaca.  I enjoyed visiting all the local places, birding hotspots and listening to others share their local knowledge on these places.

The 8 weeks just fly by.

It opened up a whole new world to me, and I have been studying natural history for years. I will look forward to Mar. Apr and May even more   -Nancy, Newfield, NY

We learned a lot. Though my son was an experienced birding, I had NEVER been birding before. After this course, I am more aware of birds all around me and I am totally turned onto birding. We are now transforming our yard to be a better bird habitat. I made good friends. We has such a great experience and we really miss the course. We can't wait to attend again next year! -Elisabeth, Ithaca, NY

Absolutely incredible experience.   It has definitely made me look at birds differently than I did in the past.

I loved this class! I am now so much more aware and interested in the birds I see around me.

I thought everything about the way the Course was organized was unbelievably awesome -- and I'm a tough critic of such things. I always had all the info I needed. I got great responses quickly when I had questions. I felt that all my "needs" were met on the trips... I felt very well cared for.

I took this course so that I could go beyond identifying birds from a field guide in my back yard and it surpassed my expectations!  I now know how to look at birds, to look for their distinguishing characteristics, to look at their flight, to look at the habitat, to know when & where to look for certain species.  It was very educational and a lot of fun.   - Lois, Plymouth, NY

I have gone from an occasional bird looker to someone who is out several times a week with my binoculars and pad an paper for now I am able to identify a bird by wing bars, eye bands, kind of beak, habitat.  It is so exciting.      - Marlaine, Groton, NY