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Potomac Valley Audubon Society offers a new Master Birder program

August 01, 2012

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is offering a new Master Birder program.

The program is intended for experienced birders who want to take their knowledge and skills to a higher level.

Instruction will be provided through workshops that include both classroom time and field experiences, with the emphasis on the latter.

Each workshop will focus on a specific group of birds or a topic that cuts across groups, such as bird song.

Applicants must be graduates of PVAS's "Birding 101" course or have commensurate experience (3 or more years of birding). There is no age requirement but participants younger than 16 must be accompanied a parent.

The program's first workshop will focus on raptors and begins Thursday, Sept. 13, with a 7 to 9 p.m. classroom session at the National Conservation Training Center outside Shepherdstown. This will be followed by four weekend field trips.

Cost is $100 per person, or $75 per person for PVAS members. The nonmember cost includes a one-year household membership in PVAS.

Online registration is available on the PVAS website at www.potomacaudubon.org. Or contact Matt Orsie at 304-261-5602 or wvbirder@comcast.net.

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