Are you interested in birds and want to know more on how you can engage with the world of these feathered phenoms? Then, this lecture is for you! Park Naturalist Curtis Dykstra, of Ottawa County Parks and Recreation, will cover the basics: bird identification, birding equipment, and what birds to look for in what habitats here in Ottawa County. In addition, you’ll get connected to both local and web resources to help you along the way to becoming a full-fledged birder! Registration is encouraged, but not required. Curtis graduated from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa with a degree in Environmental Studies in 1999. Since then, his experience as an educator and naturalist includes being a teacher, State Park Ranger in eastern North Carolina, and Assistant Director of Outdoor Education at Camp Roger in Rockford, MI. Since 2013, Curtis has served as a Parks Naturalist for Ottawa County. He is an avid birder and delights in sharing this passion with others.
- 6/8/23 - Birds of Ottawa County