Nature Discovery Workshop Series


2016 – 2017 Workshop Line-up

Last year San Diego Audubon kicked off an exciting new line of public workshops – The Nature Discovery Workshop Series. These classes offer a variety of nature topics throughout the year, and now in its second year, the series just keeps getting better! No matter what your goals are, we hope to inspire nature lovers like you. Our latest workshops will encourage you to enjoy more wildlife around your home, increase your birding skills, become more observant in nature, and explore some of the amazing habitats that San Diego has to offer. Check out our full line-up of workshops below, and stay tuned for more details in the coming months!

**Cancellation Policy: If you cannot attend a workshop that you registered for, a full refund is available if you provide notice before 48 hours of the workshop start date. To obtain a refund, please email

The Art and Science of Wildlife Tracking

October 21 & 22, 2016 – taught by SDAS Education and VolunteerCoordinator, Jill Cooper

Become familiar with common local wildlife species, learn basic track and sign identification, avoid the pitfalls of perception, learn how to distinguish between mountain lion and domestic dog tracks, and more! 

Gardening for Wildlife

November 19, 2016 – taught by SDAS Board President, David Kimball

Bring life and birdsong to your yard and garden by using native plants and a wildlife friendly design.

Better Bird Photography

Rescheduled to February 11, 2017 – taught by Gerry Tiejte

Visit the local Santee Lakes and learn tips and tricks for capturing better photographs of birds.

Cooking With Native Plants

April 8, 2017 - Taught by SDAS Board Vice President, Lisa Chaddock

This workshop will delve into how to find and harvest native foods, and will discuss how people historically used the food sources surrounding us in the Coastal Sage Scrub habitat.

Birding by Ear

May 6, 2017 – taught by Hank Ingersoll 
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Learn to identify birds by their songs and calls while visiting the beautiful Tecolote Nature Center and its trails!

Great Horned Owl by Karen Straus
How many times have you tried to see a bird with an obscured or distant view, and could not be certain of the species? Learning to identify birds by their songs and calls may help. Most land birds are easily identified by their sounds. This course is intended for birders who have some basic knowledge of visual identification of common chaparral birds and wish to improve their birding skills. The workshop will be held in the classroom and on the trail at the Tecolote Nature Center and taught by Hank Ingersoll. Hank is an avid birder and the past president of San Diego Field Ornithologists. 

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Event Start May 6, 2017 9:00 am
Event End May 6, 2017 12:00 pm
Individual Price $80.00

Contact Info

4010 Morena Blvd
Suite #100
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 273-7800

Office Hours

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