Learn Birdsongs *Online*

Ever wanted to know what the birds are that you hear around your home and local travels? This class will give you the tools to be able to do just that. We'll be reviewing local species, and use some graphic illustrations and mnemonics to help remember the sounds. We'll also examine why birds use songs and understand the differences between contact calls, alarm calls, songs, and flight calls. It's a lot more intricate than you might imagine, and this class will hopefully open your eyes and ears to what's around you. The course is two-afternoon Zoom meetings and a morning spent birding at Mount Auburn Cemetery (or other local birding hotspot depending on possible Covid-related closures) where we’ll practice our new skills. Instructor: Neil Hayward



Start Date

October 11, 2022




Online / Off Site





2 Tuesdays, 5:15-7:15pm Begins Oct. 11 In-person Field Trip: Sunday, 8am-11am Oct. 22 (Rain date Sunday Oct. 23)

This class will meet online using Zoom. The Zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you. Please also check your spam folder. If you register 12 hours or less before the class begins or after the start date, please contact zoom@ccae.org for the link.

Instructors: Neil Hayward


Neil Hayward

Neil Hayward has been a birdwatcher ever since he was strong enough to lift a pair of binoculars on his own. He is the Vice President of the Brookline Bird Club, counsel member of the Nuttall Ornithological Club, bird sightings editor for the journal Bird Observer and the author of Lost Among the Birds(Bloomsbury, June 2016), a memoir of his accidental big year.