On Monday, Jan. 14, Rebecca Renfro will be conducting a free “Basics of Birdwatching for Beginners” class at Bartlesville Public Library. The class will be in the Library’s upstairs meeting room from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Renfro will demonstrate how to properly use binoculars and provide how-to tips in bird identification. Renfro is a member of both the Tulsa Audubon Society and the Oklahoma Ornithological Society. She has presented on birdwatching to small groups for the Oklahoma BioBlitz (with the University of Oklahoma Biological Survey), at Osage Hills State Park, and at various public schools.

The Bartlesville Public Library offers a Library of Things collection for patrons to check out a wide variety of items. One of the items available for check out it are Birdwatching Kits. These kits include a Gosky binocular with a smartphone adapter and an Oklahoma Birds identification pamphlet. The library also has a number of books about birds available for checkout.

Participants will need to bring a pair of binoculars to the class, however Renfro will have a few binoculars available if needed. 

Registration is required as class size is limited. To register, or for more information, contact the Reference desk at 918-338-4169.