I notice a few on here that may wish to expand their photography skillset and a Continuing Studies UFV photo course I have taught for 21 years may help. "35mm to Digital" (It is pretty well all digital now) starting Jan 26. 7:00 to 9:30 Wednesday evenings. 8 classes divided into camera operation, people and nature. One of the two main assignments lasting the full duration of the course is "Photographing Birds", so there will be considerable discussion and teaching on that topic. The course is intended for novice to medium skill levels. We will be linking to each other via Facebook to view each others photos.
An advanced course follows starting April 6, 21 hours and it is all in the field. Locations - Sardis Park, Blue Heron and Reifel Sanctuary. If interested, please call 1-888-504-7441 or e-mail email@example.com. You can also contact me direct - 858-0544 firstname.lastname@example.org.
I recommend not purchasing any equipment until well into the course, as equipment options are a major topic.