Birdwatching for Beginners

birdwatching for beginners

Six-week class features field trips and in-person instruction


Birdwatching is a fun hobby for all ages and is a great way to connect with nature and build wellbeing and mindfulness into your daily life. Plus, League City and the surrounding area are filled with birding hotspots.

If you are curious about birding but don’t know how to get started, then consider signing up for League City’s new “Birdwatching for Beginners” class.  This in-person, six-session course features a mixture of instructional classes and field trips led by Texas Master Naturalist and Birding for Fun founder Kristine Rivers.  

Classes are from 9 to 11 a.m. on the following dates:

April 6 – Instructional class
April 20 – Field trip
April 27 – Instructional class
May 4 – Field trip
May 11 – Field trip
May 18 – Instructional class

At the end of this course, you will:

  • Know how to select binoculars and field guides
  • Better understand bird habitats and behavior
  • Gain skills and techniques for identifying birds 
  • Know places to birdwatch in League City and the surrounding area 

Class space is limited and costs $75 for residents and $105 for non-residents.

Register in person at the Hometown Heroes Recreation Center or online here (scroll down and click on the special events box). 

To register online you must create a Rec Trac account with League City Parks and Recreation. For more information on how to create a Webtrac account, click here