Good morning Ė Iím going to be teaching classes on Birds and Birdwatching in Vermont at MMU, CVU and downtown Burlington.

The MMU After Dark series will meet Mondays from January 13 to February 17, 7:00 Ė 8:00, at Mount Mansfield Union High School. This six-session class will interest beginners as well as people with more experience. (However, itís not geared for birders who go out several times a week and can recognize an accipter at a quarter mile!) You can get information and enroll by going to and clicking on Classes. Then choose Winter Classes and then Birding In Vermont. Alternatively, you could call or e-mail David Alofsin at 802-858-1661 or [log in to unmask]

The four-session CVU class is aimed more at beginning birders. It will meet Mondays in March, from 6:30 to 7:30, at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg. You can call 802-482-7194. The on-line calendar doesnít go past February yet, but spring classes should be listed soon at

Iím also arranging four to six sessions at a friendís home in Burlington. This class will be limited to ten participants; topics will be selected by the class members.

I hope to see some of you!

Maeve Kim, Jericho Center