Re: Classes

Tom Edell


Thanks for posting information on birding classes offered between Santa Maria
and Morro Bay. I thought I'd add one more class that is much more informal
than the others mentioned. The Morro Coast Audubon Society offers its Ebb
Tide program to beginning birders a couple of times each month at the Audubon
Overlook. The Overlook is located at the north end of 3rd Street in Los
Osos. I don't know the exact dates but perhaps someone out there can post
that information for anyone interested. It may also be on the Morro Coast
Audubon Web Page. Sorry but I don't know the web address for the page.


Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA

In a message dated 01/24/2000 8:35:38 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<< Hi Birders:

It's been suggested that I publish here my findings based on the question:
what local bird classes are available? What I found follows below:

1. Steve Schubert teaches "Birding the Morro Bay Estuary" each November or
December at Cuesta College. He also teaches a birds of prey class there in

2. Ted Pope runs an introductory class available through Wild Birds
Unlimited store in the Marigold Center on Broad St. in SLO.

3. Mick Bondello teaches an intro. class each spring at Hancock College.
One source says it is typically a month long held on consecutive Saturday
mornings. I was told it's taking place in February and March this year. If
Mick sees this (or one of his pupils) maybe an exact date can be clarified
for this year.

4. Francis Villablanca teaches an intro. ornithology class at Cal Poly.
One could contact Cal Poly or Francis for further information.

5. Coincidentally, I'll be doing an introductory birding tour for Victor
Emanuel Nature Tours, based at the Inn at Morro Bay, November 3-6, 2000.
This is a new type of tour Victor is offering due to client request; info is
available through the VENT office.

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