17894
Illinois
Winged Migration in the Mississippi Flyway
Program No. 17894RJ
Length
5 days
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5 days
4 nights
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At a Glance

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.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
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