Virtual class - Feeding Winter Birds

Date:  January 22, 2022  
Time:  09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual
common redpolls at feeder in winter

Are you new to feeding backyard birds and want to learn more? Feeding birds is easy to do with a little knowledge. Learn which birds are likely to visit your backyard and what feeds and feeders they prefer. This class will also introduce you to free birding resources and apps. We will cover how to clean your feeder and explore ways you can get involved in community science projects such as the Backyard Bird Count.

This class is taught by interpretive naturalists Shana Ramsey of the Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery Visitor Center, Karen Gourlay of the State Park Explorer Guide Program and Elizabeth Tillman of the Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center in P.J. Hoffmaster State Park.

Cost is $15 for this virtual experience.

To register for this class, go to and click on the "Purchase a license" button. Sign in (using either a username and password or your ID and birthdate), and find the class under the Outdoor Skills Academy tab.

For more information, contact the Gillette Visitor Center at 231-798-3573 or email

Please note: Cancellations must be made by Jan. 12 to guarantee a full refund.

This class is part of the Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Skills Academy, which offers in-depth, expert instruction, gear and hands-on learning for a range of outdoor activities at locations around the state. Learn more at