Guest Speaker Spotlight: Bird Identification

July 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
McCloud Nature Park
8518 Hughes Road
North Salem
Jonathan Bontrager

Ever had a mysterious feathered visitor to your bird feeders? Or, have you ever wondered what bird’s song was filling the countryside one morning? Discover how to use size and shape, color pattern, behavior, and habitats to identify birds in your backyard and beyond, as well as how to begin learning to recognize bird species by ear.

Although only a college student studying biology at Ivy Tech, Jonathan Bontrager’s list of birding qualifications is long. In his 7 years of birding, he has identified 316 species in the wild, given several bird-related talks, led several bird walks, and was Indiana Young Birder of the Year in 2017. Currently, he is a youth advisor for Indiana Young Birder’s Club and a sales associate at Wild Birds Unlimited in Avon.

Recommended for all ages and skill levels. FREE to attend. No advance registration required.