Tuesday evening lectures: March 21, April 4 and 18, May 2 and 16
Saturday morning field trips: March 25, April 8 and 22, May 6 and 20
Audience: Adults, children 14+
Join us for the 10th Annual Field Ornithology Course! This engaging, hands-on learning experience will help you learn more about the fascinating world of birds and improve your bird watching and identification skills. Each two part lecture will include a talk from a state or local scientist/ expert followed by an identification lesson. Field trips visit local birding hot spots and are led by experienced birders. All skill levels are welcome!
The Field Ornithology Course is a 5-week course for adults and open to the general public. Lectures are Tuesday evenings from 6-8:30 pm and cover topics including bird identification, natural history, behavior, conservation, and more.
Field trips are Saturday mornings, 8-11am. The trips are led by knowledgeable, local birders and visit area birding hotspots including the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Kellogg Forest, Lux Arbor, and areas around Gull Lake.
|Lectures only||Field Trips only||Both|
Space is limited and fills up quickly!
Registration is now open! Register online at: https://events.anr.msu.edu/FieldOrnithology2017/
For questions concerning registration, please call (269) 671-2510 or email email@example.com
2017 COURSE SCHEDULE
Field Ornithology Course Schedule
|Tuesday Lectures||Topic||Saturday Field Trips||Location|
|Week 1||March 21||Ornithology 101, The Art of Birding|
Advanced Track w/ Josh Haas of Glances at Nature for returning students
|March 25||Kellogg Biological Station grounds and Wintergreen Lake|
|Week 2||April 4||Lecture: Duck Banding w/ Don Avers MDNR|
ID: Waterfowl ID
|April 8||Wintergreen Lake, Gull Lake, and area wetlands|
|Week 3||April 18||Lecture: Habitat Changes of Baker Sanctuary w/ Rachelle Roarke MI Audubon|
ID: Marsh Bird ID w/ Michael Monfils MNFI
|April 22||Local upland and lake habitats|
|Week 4||May 2||Lecture: Climate Change w/ Kimberly Hall TNC|
ID: Warbler ID w/ John Brenneman and Rich Keith, KNC
|May 6||Local upland and forest habitats|
|Week 5||May 16||Lecture: 90 Years of the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary w/ Lisa Duke|
ID: Hawks in Flight w/Josh Haas, Glances at Nature
|May 20||Upland and grassland habitats|