Have you ever heard a familiar song and wondered what local bird is serenading you? Do you see a regular visitor to your bird feeder and want to know which species you are encountering? Bird watching is an enjoyable, relaxing hobby for people of all ages and has been a passion of mine for over 10 years! I recently moved to the Silver Spring area and have been delighted by the number bird species I can see in a short walk along Rock Creek! In fact I love birding so much I volunteered to lead bird walks at an ecotourism lodge in Belize for 2 months this past year! This Meetup is for anyone interested in learning better bird identification skills or for more advanced birders looking for some company and camaraderie. A typical Meetup will be a slow-paced nature walk at a local park in the Silver Spring area where we stop and identify all birds along the way. You will learn to identify all local birds we discover by sight and sound. Please bring along your binoculars, camera, and/or spotting scope!