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Introduction to Nature Study: Beginning Birding

June 25, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

$30 – $35

DATE: June 25
TIMES: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Meet at the ‘M’ trailhead at the University of Montana. See here for directions and a map.

REGISTER HERE for Beginning Birding

Beginning Birding is part of our summer “Introduction to Nature” series. Take one or take them all!

Walk along the Kim Williams Trail riparian area with birder Pat Jamieson as you look and listen for some of our brightest summer birds. Yellow Warblers, soaring Osprey, darting Tree Swallows, and loquacious Catbirds can all be found during this scenic stroll. This class is perfect as an introduction/refresher to bird identification. Pat provides helpful pointers and tips to increase your skill. She also describes the colorful natural history of the birds you see. Find out how to make the most of identification apps and bird guides so you can recognize the birds you encounter!

Easy, level stroll, 2-2.5 miles round trip

Instructor: Pat Jamieson is a naturalist, avid birder, and retired National Bison Range park ranger. She has taught audiences of all ages and especially loves sharing her vast knowledge of birds. Pat has taught a variety of bird classes for the Montana Natural History Center and other organizations.

What to Bring:

  • Snacks, water
  • Clothes for changing Montana weather conditions
  • Sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Binoculars if you have them (we will have some to borrow)
  • Bird guide (optional though handy)
  • Writing implement and journal (optional, though handy)

COVID Precautions:

  • small class limited to 12 students
  • masks may be required or recommended indoors depending on CDC guidelines and Missoula numbers
  • vaccinated MNHC staff and instructors

Cost: $30 MNHC members / $35 non-members. Scholarships are available! Please contact cmorris [at] montananaturalist.org for more information.
You can add an MNHC membership at checkout.

REGISTER HERE for Beginning Birding


What’s the refund policy?
The course fee (minus a 25% administrative fee) is refundable if a cancellation is made up to 7 days before the event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after this deadline. This ticket is non-transferable to other programs or events. See our full refund/cancellation policy here.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope! We will have a list of all the attendees.



June 25, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am
$30 – $35
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M Trail Head
Missoula, MT 59801 United States