Birding in Winter Wonderland
Dec 12 - 14
Many birds fly south for the winter but many interesting species stay in Yellowstone making it an enjoyable time of year for bird watching. Some of the species that you can expect to see include flocks of red crossbills, Clark’s nutcrackers, northern shrikes and rough-legged hawks.
This course will be a combination of an interactive classroom presentation to learn the basics of birding by sight and sound followed by time in the field. You will leave this field seminar with a greater understanding of how to watch and listen to birds and how they utilize the amazing winter landscape to survive.
About the instructor
Elena Ulev is a naturalist guide and environmental educator based out of Missoula, Montana. She has a B.S. degree in Wildlife Biology and has spent the last 23 years working in western Montana as a field biologist and writer for the U.S. Forest Service and as an educator for the Montana Natural History Center and the Lifelong Learning Center. She has seen over 200 species of birds in Montana so far, and her favorite is the short-eared owl. Elena loves sharing her curiosity and enthusiasm about nature with all ages and backgrounds.
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