Birding is one of the country’s fastest-growing hobbies with more than 65 million Americans actively pursuing this activity. Join Pete Ramirez, a PWV member, who retired from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in 2020 and spent a large portion of his career in the conservation of birds. Pete’s presentation, given via Zoom on March 23, 2021, covers how birds benefit our environment and quality of life, equipment needed for birding, tips for using a bird field guide, and tips on identifying birds. Pete finds birding to be both fun and challenging and says it’s almost like a treasure hunt. Enjoy the world of birding and Pete’s talk and slides.