Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Birds and Other Wonders of the Salton Sea

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BIRDS AND OTHER WONDERS OF THE SALTON SEA w/ Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park
Explore the Salton Sea with a focus on birds and natural history!

The Salton Sea is an important migratory stop along the Pacific Flyway, and many species choose to spend the winter here. Over 400 bird species have been recorded at the Salton Sea! Participants will try to find as many of them as they can as they car-caravan down the east side of the Sea. Along the way, you will also learn about the geology and human history of the Salton Sea, including the current status.

Bring binoculars, a scope if you have one, a full tank of gas, a lunch, drinks, and snacks to last the day. Radios will be provided for car-to-car communication.

About the Instructor: Kurt Leuschner, M.S., Wildlife Ecology, is a Professor of Natural Resources at the College of the Desert. Leuschner’s specialties include ornithology, entomology, and desert ecology. He has led many field trips locally and as far afield as Africa. He teaches natural history courses for the Desert Institute, UCR Extension, the Desert Studies Center at Zzyzx, the Living Desert, California State Parks, and many other conservation organizations.

Register today for the “Birds and Other Wonders of the Salton Sea” field class!


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January 20, 2023 @ 07:30 AM to
04:30 PM



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