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Bird Life of the Eastern Mojave: Spring Migration

Bird Life of the Eastern Mojave: Spring Migration

Course Number: BIOL X404.21

2 units

This weekend course begins with a Friday evening discussion on the diversity and natural history of birds in arid environments. On Saturday, participants visit oases at Baker, Salt Creek, Shoshone, Tecopa Marsh, and the Amargosa River. Casual hikes around the Desert Studies Center afford further opportunities to observe birds during early morning hours and at dusk. Beginners learn field observation and identification techniques. Experienced birders can expand their life lists.

Available Sections

Starting May 10

184CPD200

Starting May 10
184CPD200

Course Fees

$355

Instructor

Kurt Leuschner [ bio ]

close [x] Kurt Leuschner, M.S., Wildlife Ecology, Professor of Natural Resources, College of the Desert. His specialties include ornithology, entomology and desert ecology, and he has led hundreds of field trips both locally and as far afield as Africa. Mr. Leuschner also teaches natural history courses for the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service and conservation organizations.

Schedule:

Fri 8:00 pm-10:30 pm
May 10, 2019

Fri. 8-10 p.m., Sat. 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., & 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sun. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., May 10-12 

Sat 7:30 am-4:30 pm
May 11, 2019

Sat 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
May 11, 2019

Sun 7:30 am-12:30 pm
May 12, 2019

4 Meetings

Location:

Desert Studies Center at Zzyzx

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Section Notes:

This field study is based at the Desert Studies Center (of California State University) located within the Preserve at Soda Springs (Zzyzx), about a three-hour drive from Riverside. The course fee includes two nights' lodging at the Center (dormitory rooms & some couples rooms), and meals starting with breakfast Saturday through lunch on Sunday. Upon enrollment, you will be sent detailed information about the Center and what to bring. High clearance or 4WD vehicles are desirable but not required. Visitors not permitted.

Refund request deadline: May 3

Textbook:

Optional
"National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America"
Jon L. Dunn
ISBN: 0792253140

Optional
"A Field Guide to Warblers of North America"
Jon L. Dunn & Kimball Garrett
ISBN: 0395783216

Optional
"Introduction to California Birdlife"
Jules Evens & Ian Tait
ISBN: 0520242548

Optional
"Sibley's Birding Basics"
David Allen Sibley
ISBN: 0375709665

Optional
"The Birder's Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds"
Paul Ehrlich
ISBN: 0671659898

Prerequisites

No Prerequisites for this course

Applicable Certificates

Available Sections

Riverside

Section No.: 184CPD200

Dates: May 10, 2019

Time: 8:00 pm-10:30 pm

Dates: May 11, 2019

Time: 7:30 am-4:30 pm

Dates: May 11, 2019

Time: 7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Dates: May 12, 2019

Time: 7:30 am-12:30 pm

Instructor: Kurt Leuschner

Textbook: Optional
"National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America"
Jon L. Dunn
ISBN: 0792253140 Optional
"A Field Guide to Warblers of North America"
Jon L. Dunn & Kimball Garrett
ISBN: 0395783216 Optional
"Introduction to California Birdlife"
Jules Evens & Ian Tait
ISBN: 0520242548 Optional
"Sibley's Birding Basics"
David Allen Sibley
ISBN: 0375709665 Optional
"The Birder's Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds"
Paul Ehrlich
ISBN: 0671659898

Location: Desert Studies Center at Zzyzx

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