Turkeys, grouse, quail, and their kin, collectively known as game birds, figure prominently on dinner tables this time of year. In this class we look past the gustatory aspect of these birds to explore their diversity, natural history, and conservation. This group includes some of the most beautiful birds in the world, some of the most elusive, and some others that have been released around the world as quarry for hunters. Join us for a look at these fascinating creatures!
Jeff Babson is an all-around naturalist, with particular interest in birds, butterflies, moths, beetles and dragonflies.
Owner of Sky Island Tours, an environmental education and eco-tour company, Jeff has led birding tours for the Tucson Botanical Gardens, Pima County Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and several birding festivals in southern Arizona (Wings over Willcox, Southwest Wings, Tucson Birding and Nature Festival). He lives in Vail with his wife and two children.
Refund & Cancellation Policy
No refund will be issued less than 15 days prior to any Community Class. A $10 cancellation fee will be applied to all refunds. No refunds will be issued for special events.
We reserve the right to cancel Community Classes due to insufficient registration, garden closure, or inclement weather, in which case, participants will receive a full refund. People with disabilities should make requests for accommodation as early as possible to allow time to make appropriate arrangements.