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What does a female bird look like? Some of the best ways to tell female birds apart from male birds are the tiny – or sometimes big – nuances in breeding behaviors. From nest building to chick care, females of different feathered species will drop clues, as long as birders know when and where to observe. This hour-long online class will cover patterns in Massachusetts staple breeding birds and help you think of birding in a completely new light. A follow-up field walk will be held on June 23rd, with specific time and location to be determined (note this walk will be reserved for the first 20 BBC members who sign up).

Presenter Bio:
Purbita Saha (she/her) is a science journalist, New Jersey-based birder, and cofounder of the Galbatross Project, the group behind the annual Female Bird Day movement. Her nemesis bird is the Connecticut Warbler and her favorite birding spot in Massachusetts is the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.

Register below for the:
Zoom webinar
(June 18)
Follow-up field walk
(June 23, limited to first 20 BBC members to register)

Photo credit: Henry T. McLin/Flickr CC2.0

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We hope to see you out birding soon!

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