Adult Opportunities

Fall Warbler Workshop

Identify warblers in their autumn plumages.

Content Detail

Enjoy the fall warbler migration while learning a methodical approach to identifying birds that considers fall plumages, arrival dates, migration patterns, habitat preferences, and alternate feeding approaches. As these birds migrate through Northern Illinois during autumn, these once brightly colored warblers are now greatly altered in appearance but still recognizable by using some field-tested techniques that rely on subtle details. This birding workshop will teach students how to identify these birds using these techniques.

The weeknight class will take place at The Morton Arboretum, laying the groundwork for two nearby field sessions in DuPage County. Driving directions will be provided during the first class.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructor: Denis Kania, birding instructor

Age: 16 and older

Course number: O214

Denis Kania, birding expert

Denis Kania has been teaching ecology and bird-related classes for The Morton Arboretum since 1997. He is a founding member of the DuPage Birding Club and leads outings nationally and abroad. When he is not teaching, he is monitoring birds at Fermilab or traveling to the friendly corners of the world in search of birds that he has not seen before.

What to Know

This program meets indoors and outdoors. Check the forecast and dress for the weather. Sunday sessions will visit field locations in DuPage County.

Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes and plan to walk more than a mile on uneven terrain.

Bring a set of binoculars and your favorite field guide.

Program Schedule

Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 10, 2023, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, September 17, 2023, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Thornhill Education Center and off-site locations


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