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The Birds of Sanpete County

Class Description:

We see birds as we go about our day’s work and play. Many people are curious about them, but few have the opportunity to learn about these amazing creatures. This course is meant to provide that opportunity by teaching what species are a part of Sanpete’s landscape, what time of year they are here, how to identify them, and what resources are available to continue learning. Students of all ages are welcome. During fall semester we consider the birds in their fall plumage and what species are coming and going as fall and winter come to central Utah. Come and have fun learning about some of the great wonders of Sanpete County.


Instructor:  Paul Gardner
Day(s): Tuesdays
Date(s): September 14 - November 16
Time: 6:30 - 7:30
Location: Graham Science Center Room 124

Cost: $15 per student


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Course Number: CED 0001 - C01
CRN: 6267 
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Dr. Paul A. Gardner is a biologist with degrees in biology and zoology from Pennsylvania State University, Brigham Young University, and Northern Arizona University. He has taken courses in ornithology, animal behavior, ecology, and numerous other fields of study in biology. During his 30 years at Snow College he has taught various biology courses, including ornithology. He has been awarded Teacher of the Year and the Jesse Madsen Brady Teaching Award. For many years he has also contributed to the U.S. Geological Survey’s breeding bird surveys and the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count. Currently he is a member of the American Birding Association, the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, and the American Ornithological Society.