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    Wolf Ridge: Ornithology Field Camp


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Animals/Nature, Environmental Science, Wildlife Conservation
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    This camp is for high school students with a strong interest in birds and bird research who want to expand their existing field ornithology skills. Campers will experience the exciting world of bird banding, go on a bird outing to the Boreal Forest and experience rock climbing, swimming and other camp activities.  

    Students who want to learn about birds and the techniques scientists use to study birds will love our Ornithology Field Camp. This camp is designed for high school students without prior ornithology or bird banding experience.

    Campers will:

    • 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.