Ecology of Migratory Birds
Denali National Park & Preserve
August 26 - 29, 2013
Alaska Geographic Member Price $360
Non-Member Price $400
Autumn in Denali is bustling with activity as migratory birds prepare for their epic journeys. With Denali National Park ornithologist Dr. Carol McIntyre, we'll explore the Wonder Lake region, one of the best places in Denali to search for flocks of migratory birds and to study their behavior. During the day, we will explore the nearby ridges, forest, and wetlands in search of the many different species of birds that live or migrate through these areas. During the evening, we will share discussions focused on the ecology and conservation of migratory birds, listen to the flight calls of migrating songbirds as they pass overhead, and perhaps enjoy the northern lights. Carol McIntyre is co-author of Birds of Denali.
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Times and Location
Participants meet at the Murie Science and Learning Center, located at mile 1.2 of the Denali Park Road. This course begins at noon on the first day and ends at 4:00pm on the last day.
Lodging and Meals
The entire course will be based from the Wonder Lake Campground at mile 85 of the Park Road and there will be no electricity or heated areas. Each participant will need to provide their own tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad. We will cook together under the pavilion at the site. Family-style meals are simple and healthy. A bag lunch will be provided the first day.
Hiking Distances and Physical Fitness
Field Seminars are active learning experiences. Participants must be capable walkers, in good health, and equipped for sudden changes in weather. This course includes up to eight miles of hiking and/or 800 foot elevation gain per day, over rough, steep, shrubby and uneven terrain.
The University of Alaska Anchorage offers two professional development credits (level 500) for an additional $89 fee. The 10% membership discount does not apply to the credit fee.
Cancellations and/or substitutions that occur 60 days in advance of the course start date will be refunded the course fee, less a processing fee of $25 per space. For cancellations and/or substitutions within 60 days of the course start date, the entire fee will be retained unless we can fill your space. Registration fees are not transferable to future years. If we have to cancel a course, your entire fee will be refunded. Refunds will be credited to the credit card used during the original transaction if less than 100 days since the original transaction. All other refunds will be made through a mailed check. Please contact our staff to process a refund. All membership purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable.
If you have questions about this particular course, please contact the Murie Science and Learning Center by email or by calling (907) 683-6432. For answers to frequently asked questions, including alternative ways to register and the cancellation policy please visit our FAQ page here.
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