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Ornithology Field Camp
July 10 - July 16$937
Experience the exciting world of bird banding!
- Learn how to remove passerines from mist nets.
- Learn to age birds by skulling and observing molt limits and other criteria.
- Learn to sex birds by plumage, brood patches, and cloaca protuberances.
- Learn how to use color and pit tags to research bird behavior.
- Observe the banding of Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds and Peregrine Falcons if conditions are suitable.
- Campers will also experience one birding outing to a Boreal Forest setting. Wolf Ridge’s 2,000 acres sit on hills overlooking Lake Superior with excellent breeding bird habitat. This presents great opportunities to observe many neotropical migrants in their breeding plumage.
- Participate in Rock Climbing, swimming, and more typical camp activities.