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The Birds of Sanpete County

Class Description:

Many people are curious about birds, 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. We will consider the birds that winter here, those that migrate through as winter melts into spring, and those that will be coming back to spend the summer. Come and have fun learning about some of the great wonders of Sanpete County.

Cancelled for this semester.

Instructor:  Paul Gardner

Cost: $15 per student


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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.