Only a Few Spots Left in the Birding by Ear Class—Reserve Yours Today

Birding by Ear (Indoor Sessions)

Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired office – 754 Williamson Street, Madison

Thursday, May 30, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. OR Saturday, June 1, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Birding by Ear (Outdoor Sessions)

Location: UW-Madison’s Picnic Point area

Thursday, June 6, 6-8 p.m. OR Saturday, June 8, 8-10 a.m.

Birding by Ear participants stand on a trail in beautiful weather last summer.
2018 Birding by Ear attendees on the trail with instructors and volunteers.

Don’t miss your chance to learn bird sounds and enjoy the outdoors in a unique way. This two-part class is for birders who want to learn a new skill or how to bird in a new way. The class is fully accessible for people who are blind or visually impaired. Birding by Ear is part of Madison Audubon Society’s Audubon Naturalists Series. The classes will be taught by: Kerry Wilcox, a biologist.

“Everyone in my group was very interested and excited about learning,” notes a former participant. “Everyone was so willing to share what they knew.”

Participants are encouraged to bring a friend or family member to serve as a sighted guide and learning partner. There is no charge for the person you bring as your sighted guide. Those without a sighted guide will be paired with volunteer guides, if desired. Service dogs are welcome.

Please select an indoor session and an outdoor session when you register. The registration fee is $20 per person. To register, call the Council office at 608-255-1166, or visit and register online. Membership in the Madison Audubon Society is not required to enroll in this class.

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