Birdlife of the Keweenaw with Dr. David Flaspohler
When: Two Saturday June 3 and Saturday June 10, 8 AM – 2 PM Raindate for each Saturday is the Sunday following.
This fun and informative workshop will appeal to those just getting into birding and to experienced birders wishing to hone their skills. Basic bird biology, identification, and habitat associations will be covered. A portion of each day will be devoted to lecture indoors. The indoor portion of the workshop will be at the Eagle Harbor Community Building in Eagle Harbor or at GLC’s Noblet Field Station at Gratiot Lake. Weather permitting, most of the day will be spent birding at various sites in the Keweenaw.
Cost: $100 (GLC member $75) for two days,
$50 (GLC member $35) for one day.
Although this workshop will be geared to adults, teenagers interested in the topic are welcome to attend.
Janet Avery Scholarships are available, and registrants are encouraged to apply.
Advance registration is required and group size will be limited to allow for a better experience for all. Register early to assure your place. Download Registration form.
Contact GLC at Director@GratiotLakeConservancy.org or phone 906-337-5476 with any questions or to apply for a scholarship.
Participants should be prepared for easy walking on uneven ground including gravel roads, sand and cobble beaches. Bring sturdy boots, bug dope and/or mesh bug hat, hat, walking stick, and rain gear as needed. Bring plenty of water and a bag lunch. Participants should bring a notebook and pencil/pen, binoculars, and a field guide to eastern birds (if possible). GLC has some equipment that can be borrowed. When you have registered, you will receive a confirmation and other workshop details.
Dr. David Flaspohler is an avian ecologist and professor in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University. He received his M.S. in Conservation Biology and Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and came to MTU in 1998. He has taught Ornithology, Field Ornithology, and Conservation Biology for 18 years and won the University teaching award in 2002. He has conducted research with birds in Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and in the U.S. Midwest and Hawaii. He has published over 48 peer-reviewed papers, served on panels for the National Science Foundation and the USDA Forest Service, and has recently joined the board of the Copper Country Audubon Society. A favorite birding spot is his family’s camp on Hermit’s Cove where he recently added a White-winged Scoter to his list for that spot.