Desert Institute Presents
Birds of Joshua Tree National Park
Friday, April 15 – Sunday, April 17, 2016
Yucca Valley, CA – The deceptively barren Mojave Desert landscape is home and resting grounds for numerous endemic migratory bird species. Over 240 species of birds have been recorded in Joshua Tree National Park. Kurt Leuschner, Professor of College of the Desert, will guide this three-day field class through the Mojave and Colorado Deserts to identify common and rare birds. Nesting and feeding habits, interactions with plant life, and adaptive strategies will be discussed. Participants will have the thrill of identifying the park’s common spring bird species, better understanding the role each plays in the high desert ecosystem, and have the chance of sighting rare species like the Pinyon Jay, Prairie Falcon, or Lawrence’s Goldfinch.
This course earns 1.5 unit through U.C. Riverside, Extension.
Friday, April 15, 6 pm – 8 pm
Saturday, April 16, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday, April 17, 7 am – 12 pm
Meet at: Black Rock Visitor Center
9800 Black Rock Canyon, Yucca Valley, CA 92284