Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Birds of the Mojave Desert

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BIRDS OF THE MOJAVE DESERT w/ Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park
This course examines the important role of stopover areas in the conservation of migrant birds.

Beginning on Tuesday, September 20, with a zoom meeting, this course examines the important role of these stopover areas in the conservation of neotropical migrant birds. It introduces the techniques used to identify the common families of birds found in the vicinity of the Desert Studies Center. On Saturday, September 24, students travel by car to various migrant bird traps near Death Valley, including Baker, Shoshone, Tecopa, and China Ranch. Sunday’s activities center around the Desert Studies Center, where more than 175 bird species have already been recorded. 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 Joshua Tree. The course fee includes two nights’ lodging (Friday and Saturday) at the Center (dormitory rooms & some couples rooms). You will be sent detailed information about the Center and what to bring upon enrollment.

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.

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September 24, 2022 @ 06:30 AM to
September 25, 2022 @ 11:30 AM
 

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