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The popular Birds of the Truckee Meadows bird identification classes begin on Thursday, April 24, 2014. This is an excellent opportunity for new birders to learn from some of the area’s experts and a great refresher for seasoned birders.

The Bird ID classes will be held on Thursdays starting April 24, 2014. They will skip one week, then resume Thursday May 8, May 15, May 22, and May 29. The classes will be at the Moana Nursery Landscape and Design Center (the same place where our LAS monthly meetings are held) see directions below. The Birds of the Truckee Meadows classes will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The cost is $40 for all five classes or $10 per single class payable at the door (if paying at the door, please arrive early enough to pay before classes begin—the door will be open at 5:30 p.m.)

The tentative schedule of talks is below:
- Thursday, April 24: Introduction to Birding, by Dave Jickling
- Thursday, May 8: Mountain Birds, by Jim Eidel
- Thursday, May 15: Birds of Prey, by Bob Goodman
- Thursday, May 22: Birds of Lakes and Marshes, by Alan Gubanich
- Thursday, May 29: Neighborhood Birds, by Alan Gubanich

A field trip (to be scheduled during the first class) will be included to practice your new skills. If you have any questions or would like to register in advance, contact Jane Burnham, 677-4178 or

Directions: Moana Nursery is on the southwest corner of Lakeside Drive and Moana Lane, at 1100 West Moana Lane. The Landscape and Design Center is a separate building from the nursery shop itself, and is located on the west side of the shared parking lot. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

See you there.

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“The Lahontan Audubon Society, a chapter of the National Audubon Society, based in Reno and serving all of northern Nevada, represents a membership of more than 1000 conservation-minded individuals and families.

We seek to help restore, preserve, and improve habitat for birds and other wildlife and to provide education about birds and their habitats in Nevada and adjacent areas of California.

Our other primary activities include guided birding trips for the public and for school groups, site clean-ups and improvements, annual birding classes, and Christmas Bird Count. We publish occasional position papers on key Nevada conservation area issues, and we participate in or partner with various Nevada conservation agencies and groups.

Our newsletter The Pelican and the Audubon Nevada Birds List Server disseminate Nevada birding information.

Our flagship conservation effort is our Nevada Important Bird Areas program, headed by Director of Bird Conservation Robin Wilson, part of a hemispheric program to identify and preserve key bird habitat areas.

We invite your involvement or membership.
Lahontan Audubon Society
P.O. Box 2304
Reno, NV 89505