Taking Flight: An Introduction to the World of Birds
Week 1: July 9-15, 2017
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Comprising acres of woods, marshes, and ponds off Sapsucker Woods Road, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a national treasure. On early morning excursions there we will study the color and song, the habits and habitats of a wealth of birds, from the tiny Ruby-throated Hummingbird to the Pileated Woodpecker.
David Toews, holder of Canada's prestigious Banting Fellowship, researcher at the Lab, and an excellent birder, will lead us through bird walks, seminars, hands-on activities such as banding, and an excursion to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, as we explore avian biology and learn what makes birds so fascinating.
The Lab of Ornithology, a Cornell and national treasure, works to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science.
David Toews is a postdoctoral fellow working in the Lovette Lab at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He recently finished his PhD in the Irwin Lab at the University of British Columbia.... > more
Once you've registered, we'll send you materials on the academic program and other information to help you prepare for CAU. A $50 per person, per class, non-refundable deposit is required with your registration. All deposits are applied to the full program charges. Register now!
For those staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) covers the course, lodging, sixteen meals, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, welcome and farewell parties, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees. Wednesday supper is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees. Weekly program rates vary with the accommodation you select:
Program fee including on-campus housing and meals
- Court/Kay Hall: double occupancy per adult $1,932, single supplement $100
- Room w/private bathroom: double occupancy per adult $1,990, single supplement $150
Program fee for commuters and for those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites*: $1,115
*This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.
Commuter meal plan option: $425. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience.