Spaces available in Ornithology Workshop in Plymouth, NH
Avian Ecology: Populations and Communities

June  19-22              Leonard Reitsma

This 3-day workshop will combine lecture and discussion of key principles and theories concerning bird morphology, behavior and ecology, together with experience in the field. The field component will include bird identification and observation on visits to two active avian ecological research sites near High Pond Farm: the Bear Pond Natural Area in Canaan, NH, and the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in Campton, NH.  The research being undertaken at each site will be thoroughly discussed. There will also be time to explore the environs of High Pond Farm and to spend time in the classroom reviewing what we’ve learned in the field.

Fee: $350, includes instruction in field and classroom, lodging for 3 nights, and all meals from Thursday evening supper through Sunday lunch.

Len Reitsma received his B.S. in Biology from William Patterson University and his Ph.D. in Biology from Dartmouth College.   He has been professor of Biology at Plymouth State University since 1992, and is currently chair of the Biology Department.  Len is an active researching avian ecologist specializing in migrating songbirds; in particular American Redstarts, Black-throated Blue Warblers, Norther Waterthrushes, Louisiana Waterthrushes, and Canada Warblers.  His research takes him to New Hampshire, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico.  He is the recipient of PSU’s Distinguished Teaching Award, and is President and Co-Founder of NEILE (New England Institute  for Landscape Ecology).
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