Odyssey: Bird Brains? The Remarkable Lives of Maryland Birds

Birding is one of the nation's most popular outdoor activities. Birds are also an extremely important part of the environment, manifesting many impressive behaviors and adaptations, including migration, nesting, defense, courtship, and more. We'll examine Maryland's marvelously diverse birdlife, and also discuss some of the local threats they face, as many species are facing serious problems, such as habitat loss, climate change, and pollution. Learn how citizens can easily contribute to the scientific knowledge of ornithology through bird counts, feeder-watch programs, and nest-monitoring, and specific ways to attract feathered friends to your property.

914.568.01 Homewood Campus
Cost: $62
914.568.02 Homewood/Irvine Nature Center
Cost: $116

Lectures: Wednesday, April 29 and May 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Field study: Saturday, May 9, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Irvine Nature Center. Rain or shine.

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners are eligible for 50% tuition remission. Please be aware that you are unable to register online and receive the discount.

For more information, contact 410-516-8516.