Celebrate Mother’s Day with Bird Fest

Instead of taking mom to just brunch, celebrate Mother’s Day with some spring themed events and activities (AND a brunch!).

If you are in the Pittsburgh area, Derek Lovitch, author of How to Be a Better Birder, will be giving a free talk on May 11th at the Audobon Society of Western Pennsylvania. The following day, Lovitch will accompany birders to Presque Isle in Erie, and then participants will head to a birdhouse painting event and a Mother’s Day brunch.

Bring the whole family out for a weekend of fun! For ticket information for the walk and brunch, visit the Audobon Society of Western Pennsylvania webpage.

Prep for the event and pick up a copy of Lovitch’s book!

How to Be a Better Birder by Derek Lovitch

This unique illustrated handbook provides all the essential tools you need to become a better birder. Here Derek Lovitch offers a more effective way to go about identification–he calls it the “Whole Bird and More” approach–that will enable you to identify more birds, more quickly, more of the time. He demonstrates how to use geography and an understanding of habitats, ecology, and even the weather to enrich your birding experience and help you find something out of the ordinary. Lovitch shows how to track nocturnal migrants using radar, collect data for bird conservation, discover exciting rarities, develop patch lists–and much more.

This is the ideal resource for intermediate and advanced birders. Whether you want to build a bigger list or simply learn more about birds, How to Be a Better Birder will take your birding skills to the next level.