Adult Programs

Sparrows of DuPage County (in person)

Learn how to identify the sparrows found along woodland edges, wetlands, and grasslands.

Content Detail

Learn how to identify the sparrows found along woodland edges, wetlands, and grasslands. Some of the more difficult-to-find species, such as Nelson’s sharp-tailed sparrow, LeConte’s sparrow, and Harris’ sparrow, will be sought as you learn about habitat preferences and the timing of migration. 

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

#O475

COVID-19 Precautions: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s safety guidelines

Notes:

This class meets both indoors and outdoors; please dress to be outdoors. This class includes walking on trails and uneven terrain. Limited to 14 participants.

Supplies: Please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle, binoculars, and field guides.

Driving directions: Driving directions for the field sessions will be provided in class.

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.

 

Donate

Your support is vital to the Arboretum, where the power of trees makes a positive impact on people’s lives.

Make a gift