Introduction to Birding

Description: Ever wanted to know more about the birds you see in your backyard or on your hikes? Learn how to get started finding and identifying local birds in the field with REI Outdoor School professional instructors. Topics covered will include bird anatomy and biology, field identification by both sight and song, how to properly use and adjust binoculars, and skills and strategies for successful birding.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Learn to identify local birds
  • Learn proper use of binoculars

Check out the gear list.

Required Legal Form:
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  • Class Details
  • Gear List

Introduction to Birding Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Daypack - Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers.
  • Water Bottle
  • Day Hiking Boots
  • Energy Snacks
  • Binoculars


  • None

Gear provided by REI:

  • Group First Aid Kit