Follow The Birding Trail - Course Instructor Julie Sibley
This course will explore bird watching as a hobby to be enjoyed at any age. We will follow the routes of local and migrating birds during the fall season. Weather permitting, most classes will be field trips to hotspots in the Young Harris / Lake Chatuge area. Using a field guide I recorded in ICL birding instructor Tom Striker’s class we will go to nearby bird hotspots to practice bird identification techniques. Beginners are welcome.
Class 1: We will meet in the ICL classroom for the first class to discuss multiple topics. We will then travel to a designated carpool area where we will meet each week. Participants will need decent binoculars and a relatively recent field guide to eastern birds.
Classes 2 - 6: Unless it is inclement weather, we will meet at the carpool site every week. Make sure to have appropriate weather gear. It is also highly recommended you bring a folding camp chair.
Julie Sibley is a designer, teacher and writer from Young Harris, GA. As a student at YHC many of her inspirations for art came from the natural beauty of this valley, portraying the wonders of nature through her work. She holds a MA in Fine Art from Western Carolina University. Most recently, she has been a member of the art faculty at Augusta State University where she taught the art history section of World Humanities.