Spring Birding East and West of the Cascades

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Spring Birding East and West of the Cascades
Program Series Learning Center classes and retreats, Field Excursions
When Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:00 AM to Sun Jun 08, 2014 03:00 PM
Where North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Single Accommodations $510.00
Double Accommodations $340.00
Triple Accommodations $255.00
Clock hours 18.0
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The avian world contains some of nature’s most varied, vivid colors: American redstarts, Violet-green swallows, Purple finches, Lazuli buntings, Yellow-headed blackbirds, Red-eyed vireos and the orange feathers of the Bullock's Oriole.

Join longtime Institute instructor Libby Mills to survey summer bird life in the North Cascades region as our feathered friends display fascinating breeding behaviors and share their melodious songs. We'll begin our exploration along the Skagit River Friday morning and arrive in at the Learning Center by mid afternoon to settle into our rooms and enjoy a presentation on forest song while enjoying a delicious dinner. On Saturday, we’ll rise with the dawn and bird our way eastward over the North Cascades to explore the arid habitats of the Methow Valley. We’ll conclude our survey Sunday back on the westside visiting choice locations in the upper valley.

See photos of past Cascadian birding excursions at www.flickr.com/photos/ncascades/sets/72157630533999796.

Libby has taught natural history in these mountains for over two decades and is an expert in bird identification with an incredible ear for song recognition, an essential tool for any aspiring birder from beginner to avid enthusiast.

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.

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