AE22 All About Fall Warblers

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Thursday September 15

6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

All About Fall Warblers

ONLINE* Thursday, September 15; 6 - 7 p.m. 

Instructor: Aaron Steed

$35 Adult Non-member** (**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes. Become an Arboretum Member!)

BRN - Elective: Wildlife | NCEE Criteria III***


The notorious 'confusing fall warblers' pose one of the classic identification challenges for North American birdwatchers. After being born in the summer, these warblers, sporting a drabber and often quite different plumage than that of the adults, undertake their first fall migration and appear in mixed species flocks in our local woods and parks. For all their diversity (there are over 30 species of wood warbler in the Eastern US) many of these 'hatch year' birds do share a good many physical characteristics and can be hard to even see well, much less distinguish! Join Ventures Birding's Aaron Steed as he highlights some helpful ID tips and pointers, deciphering those confusing fall warblers and making it all a little less confusing.


Aaron Steed has been interested in birds and natural history his entire life. Originally from Wilmington, N.C., Aaron holds a B.S. in General Biology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and has worked numerous ornithological field positions in North Carolina, Texas, Kansas, California and Arizona, focusing primarily on endangered or imperiled species (such as the Black-capped Vireo and Lesser Prairie-Chicken). He currently leads classes in the field and online for Ventures Birding Tours and for the Arboretum.


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