All bird lovers will enjoy the Birds of Prey class taught by RMRP Director, Judy Scherpelz.

“I present the class with explanations to reach all interest levels. The more you know about birds and their environment, the more enjoyment you will get in watching them in their natural surroundings.”

Offered the first 3 weeks of November, the Birds of Prey class costs $60 per class or $160 for all three sessions.

Session 1 - November 3, 2012: Why Birds are Cool
Examines bird anatomy and physiology, and why they do what they do. Courtship, breeding, population trends, migration, and environmental issues will be discussed.

Session 2 – November 10, 2012: Is that a Falcon or a Hawk?
Explores individual species habitats and identification of hawks (buteos and accipiters), falcons, harriers, eagles, and owls. Photographs and live raptors will help participants identify Colorado’s raptors.

Session 3 – November 17, 2012: Wow I thought I saw an Eagle
Features a raptor-watching field trip covering a variety of nesting habitats throughout northern Colorado. Trip focuses on how and where to observe birds of prey and field identification of birds in local areas.Swainson's Hawk by Rick Gumina

All sessions are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and will be held at 720-B East Vine Drive, Fort Collins, Colorado.

To register, email judy@rmrp.org or call (970)484-7756.