Wednesday was the first class in the fall semester of Field Ornithology at CCSF/Marina Middle School. Unlike the class I took in the first half of this year, which was a complete survey of the birds of North America, EA110/115 and EA120/125 are years-long classes, going through the birds of North American in quite some detail (the only difference between 110 & 120 is the day of the week, and where they are in the book). According to Joe Morlan, who teaches the class, it takes about 6 years (!!) to get through the entire book, as each 2-hour class typically covers only one page. We’ll see if I make it that long, but I certainly look forward to covering shorebirds & gulls in-depth for now!