With an emphasis on field observation, we will study the amazing diversity of birds. Students will investigate different bird habitats using binoculars and digital bird identification guides provided. Migration and other bird lifestyles are explored through games and directed observation. Wolf Ridge’s ambassador chicken, Chickadee Landing and/or bird banding give students a chance to encounter live birds close-up. We take advantage of seasonal variation in bird activity so focus on migration, winter flocks, or nest-building. The main goal of the class is to help students feel comfortable with the skill of bird watching, so they can better appreciate the role of birds in the ecosystem.