Gardening Series: Spring Migration on the Mississippi River (Field trip to the Audubon Center)
Spring migration is an exciting time to search for birds in our area because we have the chance to view birds that will breed in our area during the summer and birds that breed in more northern latitudes. We live along one of the most significant migratory flyways in North America, the Mississippi Flyway. The rich habitats found along the area's great river systems provide habitat and resources for a tremendous number of birds. Each year over 300 species, and 40% of all waterfowl in North America migrate along this flyway. For this program we will meet at The Gardens at SIUE and leave promptly at 9:00 a.m. for The Audubon Center at Riverlands. TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED. Once there, we will visit some of the best birding areas within the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary and surrounding areas (if time permits). On the trip, participants will learn about the Sanctuary, why it is important for migratory birds, how the Sanctuary is managed for birds, and get a chance to view a diversity of birds. A picnic lunch will complete our day; please bring your own sack lunch. (It is suggested that students bring binoculars if they have them.)
Sorry, this course has been cancelled. Please contact our office to see if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.
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