What could be better than a weekend of birdwatching? Discover the many bird species of the southern Appalachian Mountains while we focus on their specific adaptations and distributions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Emphasis will be given to general natural history of each species, including but not limited to; distribution, associations, reproduction, vocalizations, status, conservation, research methods, etc. Fieldtrips will take us to a variety of habitats, from low elevations to high, in search of these remarkable creatures.
Goal: To give the student an overview of the variety, distribution, management, and natural history of birds that inhabit the southern Appalachian Mountains.
Cost includes instruction, food and lodging in our dorm inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park.