A Celebration of Bird Migration
May 12 - 13
Katy Duffy, M.S.
Come celebrate and learn about the amazing phenomenon of bird migration!
To start things off, there will be an evening session that will include a discussion on how fascinating bird migration is and what can be learned from current scientific studies, leading to a greater appreciation of birds. The evening will also include a presentation of bird species, identification, and ecology of birds that are likely to be found by the class the following day. The second day, which is International Migratory Bird Day, will be spent entirely in the field, traveling from Yellowstone’s famed northern range, Hayden Valley, and Pelican Bay, where there will be stops at various sites to see, talk about, and enjoy the birds encountered.
About the instructor
Katy Duffy has been a licensed bird bander specializing in diurnal raptors, owls, and songbirds for more than 40 years. She has also conducted late winter – spring surveys for advertising male forest owls in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks for 23 years. She has counted diurnal raptors in Yellowstone National Park during fall migration since 2010. She has given programs and taught classes on diurnal raptors, owls, and other birds of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for more than 20 years.
Katy worked for the National Park Service in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks for 32 years. She was a supervisory resource education ranger in Yellowstone and a ranger-naturalist in Grand Teton. She has a M.S. in ecology from Rutgers University.
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