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How and Why to Keep a Birder’s Field Journal: A 2-part class in partnership with Audubon

March 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST

How and Why to Keep a Birder’s Field Journal

Why is it so challenging to learn and remember the plumage, songs, and details of the lives of birds? What if there were simple tricks to help you observe birds more deeply and remember your experiences more vividly? How can you get more out of every birding trip, make stronger memories, and have more fun?

Join John Muir Laws for this 2-class series to learn why and how keeping a birder’s field journal makes you a better birder and makes birding more fun.

Saturday, March 6, 10 – 11:30 AM PST: Birder’s Field Journal FUNdamentals 

Learn how you can use words, pictures, and numbers to record your bird observations. Each of these modes of data collection will stretch your brain in different ways—they are fundamentally different and complementary. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECORDING OF THIS CLASS

Saturday, March 13, 10 – 11:30 AM PST: Birder’s Field Journal Pro Tips 

Join Jack and his sketching buddy Fiona Gillogly, an avid teen birder and prolific nature journaler, as they explore a playful variety of journaling approaches that open the doors to different aspects of bird life and behavior. They will share pages from their journals, share tips, and demonstrate techniques that will inspire you to record your bird discoveries in new and creative ways.

NOTE: These classes will be recorded and made available for free on John Muir Laws’ blog. 

Learn More and Register Here

John Muir Laws is teaching these classes for Audubon at no charge to you or to us. His mission is to connect people to art, science, nature, and conservation through field journaling. Please show your gratitude for this wonderful free opportunity by making a donation to support John Muir Laws here. You can also support John by shopping in his store, where you can buy journaling supplies and tools, as well as his book, The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds (with an introduction by David Sibley), or his newly released Laws Sketchbook for Nature Journaling.


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