Naturalist Leader Training Clinic


Naturalist Leader Training Clinic - Juanita Bay Park

Techniques and tools for leading naturalist birding trips

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi

Meet at 8:00am at the parking lot into Juanita Bay Park

This clinic is meant for those who intend to lead or assist at birding trips. We'll conduct this event as an actual field trip. We'll talk about what to cover when a group convenes, including introductions; expectations for the trip; what makes this destination a good birding stop; how to help participants use their binoculars; how to help a group find a bird someone has spotted; the benefits of birding with a group; the need to help everyone see the birds and hear questions and responses; etiquette during the field trip (being watchful and listening); and more.

We'll then conduct the walk, practicing finding and identifying various species, sharing observations as we go.

At the end of the field trip, we'll review the list of birds we found and we'll debrief, identifying what went well and what could be improved on a future field trip.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

warm clothing and binoculars

Trip Reports