Birding for Beginners In-Person
If you've been considering joining the ranks of the 47 million birders in the United States, there's no better time than the present to take the plunge—or at least dip your toes in. Where should you go? How do you find a bird? Which binoculars should you choose? What's the best field guide to buy? If you're a beginner birder, this presentation will give you the tips and tools you need to venture into the field with confidence and become a fully-fledged Bird Nerd.
About the Presenter: Chris Lajewski is a passionate conservationist and birder who has been in the environmental field for over 20 years. Chris began his career with the National Audubon Society in 2010 as Montezuma Audubon Center’s education manager and was promoted to center director in 2013. Before that, Chris has worked for various non-profit organizations, corporations and government agencies throughout his career including the National Park Service and The Nature Conservancy. He obtained a B.S. in geology from SUNY Albany and a M.S. in geology from Syracuse University where he studied the Finger Lakes' historical sediment record and how humans have impacted the lakes. Chris grew up in Pittsford, NY and now lives in Seneca Falls, NY with his wife and children.