Birding class offered at Orcas Library

A six-week course called Introduction to Birding Orcas Island will be offered by Kim Middleton at the Orcas Island Public Library on Thursdays, 1to 4 p.m. from Feb. 4 to March 11.

The course will involve five classroom sessions and one field trip. Whether you like to travel, get out in nature, or watch the birds in your backyard, you will learn lifelong techniques to enhance your birding experience and increase your success in identifying birds.

Instructor Kim Middleton has been an avid bird watcher since she was ten years old. She has dedicated her life to the conservation of birds through field research, rehabilitation, and public education. Middleton has degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Western Washington University, and has worked as a research chemist, a science teacher in Botswana with the Peace Corps, an ornithologist, bird trainer, wildlife rehabilitator, and environmental educator. Now residing in Eastsound, Middleton shares her passion for birds through her artwork, guided field trips and ornithology classes.

The cost of the class is $75, and the course is limited to 20 students. Sign up at the Orcas Island Public Library or call 376-4985.