You hear rustling in the bushes. You finally locate the little bird in your binoculars. But it’s a sparrow, and you can only guess at what kind. So join us at Bitterroot Audubon’s Sparrow ID Workshop, consisting of an evening class and a morning field trip. Debbie Leick will teach us to identify, by sight and sound, sparrows that breed in the Bitterroot Valley, such as Brewer’s, Chipping, Clay-colored, Grasshopper, Lark, Savannah, Song, and Vesper. If time permits, she will also cover migrants, winter residents, and other sparrows sometimes seen in the area. The next morning, Debbie will guide us as we practice our new skills.
The evening workshop will take place on Friday, June 2, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge's Visitor Center (4567 Wildfowl Ln, Stevensville). The field trip will take place on Saturday, June 3, from 7:00-11:00 a.m. in the Florence area.