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MAKANDA, ILLINOIS

Winged Migration in the Mississippi Flyway

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Program #17894ENZ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
From cypress swamps to the Ozark Plateau, explore a diversity of habitats supporting migrating neo-tropical songbirds and other species. From a floating boardwalk, spot thrushes, woodpeckers, owls and the beautiful prothonotary warbler in the Cache River Wetlands, undisturbed for thousands of years. Learn about current research in the War Bluff Valley Illinois Audubon Sanctuary and enjoy a nighttime owl prowl and an evening with a local musician and storyteller.


Highlights

• In Heron Pond State Natural Area, seek more than 250 species recorded within the Cache River Basin, including 49 neo-tropical migratory species.
• With naturalists in LaRue Swamp Pine Hills Ecological Area, search for vultures, eagles, herons, kites, warblers and snakes amid short leaf pine clinging to the cliffs over the Mississippi River Valley.
• Pontoon on Little Grassy Lake, combing the coves for belted kingfishers, eagles, hawks, beavers and browsing deer.

Program Notes

So you can get the most out of your experience, all of our birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1. Road Scholar birding programs are conducted in accordance with the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles over uneven terrain. Luggage assistance available.

Coordinated by Land for Learning Institute.


Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Apr 8 — Apr 12, 2013 waitlist only  

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
1 Performances

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4.3
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