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Appalachian Field Institute Course: Migration Magic
September 16, 2023 - September 17, 2023
Taught by Dr. Terry Master, retired Professor from East Stroudsburg University.
Birdwatching is a fast-growing pastime and viewing bird migration along the Mountain can be thrilling introduction to birds and their identification. Neotropical birds are a subset of birds that travel from North to South America along migration corridors each fall. Hawk Mountain is well known for its concentration of neotropical migrants in fall and birdwatching is an exciting way to enjoy nature. Geared towards novice and intermediate birdwatchers, Dr. Master will provide an introduction to neotropical birds, their identification and migration behavior, and provide attendees with the tools to continue their education after the workshop. Participants will be sent a pre-recorded Zoom lecture one week prior to the course. During the two-day field component, Dr. Master and the group will explore different habitats around and on Hawk Mountain to find and identify migrating songbirds and raptors and have a brief introduction to trapping and banding songbirds. Binoculars can be provided.
$200, $175 for Members & students
Minimum 3 participants, maximum 10 participants
Meet in Visitor Center at 6:30 AM