Tuesday evening lectures: March 13 and 27, April 10 and 24, May 8
Saturday morning field trips: March 17 and 31, April 14 and 28, May 12
Audience: Adults, children 14+
Join us for the 11th 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 and closes March 7, 2018!
Register online at: https://events.anr.msu.edu/FieldOrnithology2018/
For questions concerning registration, please call (269) 671-2510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 COURSE SCHEDULE
Field Ornithology Course Schedule
|Tuesday Lectures||Topic||Saturday Field Trips||Location|
|Week 1||March 13||Welcome! - Lisa Duke KBS|
Ornithology 101, The Art of Birding - Misty Klotz KBS
Advanced Track - Mystery topic - Lisa Duke, KBS
|March 17||Kellogg Biological Station grounds and Wintergreen Lake|
|Week 2||March 27||Lecture: Climate Change and Birds - David Karowe |
ID: Owl ID - KBS staff and feathered guests
|March 31||Wintergreen Lake, Gull Lake, and area wetlands|
|Week 3||April 10||Lecture: Chimney Swift Conservation - Rachelle Roake, MI Audubon|
ID: Swallows and Flycatchers - Josh Haas, Hawks on the Wing
|April 14||Local upland and lake habitats|
|Week 4||April 24||Lecture: Osprey Banding in MI - Ken Kesson, |
ID: Hawks in Flight - Josh Haas, Hawks on the Wing
|April 28||Local upland and forest habitats|
|Week 5||May 8||Lecture: Forest bird communities meet modern silviculture: an investigation of Michigan's Two Hearted River Forest - Andrew Dennhardt, MSU|
ID: Forest Bird ID - Brenda and Rich Keith, KVBO
|May 12||Upland and grassland habitats|