Citizen Science BioBlitz: Hawkwatching at Chelan Ridge

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Citizen Science BioBlitz: Hawkwatching at Chelan Ridge
Program Series Field Excursions
When Sat Sep 20, 2014 09:00 AM to Sun Sep 21, 2014 05:00 PM
Where Chelan Ridge Hawk Watch Station
Class Tuition $125.00
Clock hours 12.0
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Each autumn, thousands of hawks, eagles and falcons cruise along a high ridge perched above Lake Chelan on their way to winter territories. This year, during the peak of migration, you can witness this amazing spectacle by joining biologists from the US Forest Service, HawkWatch International and the North Cascades Institute for a September weekend of birding.

You will learn all about raptor biology and hone your identification skills by assisting researchers spot raptors as they fly overhead. The field station also bands hawks in order to gather information on bird populations, movements and survival, providing participants the rare opportunity to get a close-up look at these magnificent birds.

Additionally, we’ll take some time to explore the surrounding ridge tops and learn about the ecology of this remote area. When the sun goes down, we’ll have a communal dinner and camp out under the stars.

Participants bring their own camping gear and food.

LEARNING CENTER ACCOMMODATIONS: Triple Accommodations is the tuition for sharing a room with two other people (this may require use of an upper bunk, accessible by an easy-to-climb ladder). Double Accommodations is the tuition for sharing a room with one other person. Single Accommodations is the tuition for a room for one person.

The Learning Center campus features classrooms, a dining hall, a library, outdoor learning shelters, trails, a canoe dock and an amphitheater. Our three guest lodges have shared gender-specific bathrooms with showers and each room contains two sets of twin bunk beds, desks, wardrobes and wireless internet connectivity. Facilities and local trails are all ADA accessible and a personal mobility vehicle is available. Delicious, healthy meals incorporating local and organic foods are provided in our dining hall. If you have special dietary requirements or food allergies, we will gladly attempt to accommodate them with advance notice. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate pets.

TO REGISTER, please choose one of the following options:
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Field Guide to North Cascades Institute