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Northern Ecology

Spring Birding on the North Shore

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Course Overview

Spring offers excellent birding opportunities on the North Shore. With the arrival of warblers and other migrants, there is the potential to see an unusual number of species in a short amount of time. Join Michael Karns, avid outdoorsman and life-long birder for a day-long exploration of a variety of habitats. His approach to birding is equally appropriate for beginning or experienced birders. This class will take place primarily in the field, and participants will carpool to several nearby locations. Students should be prepared for hiking distances of up to a mile over uneven ground and all the charms of the spring forest, including bugs and rain. Youth ages 12-17 are welcome to participate with an adult. Youth qualify for a 25% intergenerational discount; call to register.

Required Tools

  • Participants should wear clothing & footwear appropriate for a variety of field conditions, and bring a backpack with water, snacks and a lunch. Other personal items like sunscreen, bug spray and rain jacket may be advisable.
  • Binoculars


Sun, Jun 5th, 2022

Course Details

Hours: 7am-3pm
Tuition: $95.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Michael Karns
Michael Karns
St. Paul, MN

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Spring Birding on the North Shore