Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Gone for a week

This Common Yellowthroat was as full of song as ones who hadn't had an unfortunate encounter with a tail-snatcher.

I'm headed out to teach an Elderhostel for the week, and then to the Audubon Center of the North Woods for their great birding festival. They have well-known speakers, I'll be doing a workshop on beginning birding, and there will be some great field trips and bird banding. Last year we had a lot of exciting adventures, including searching hard for a singing Warbling Vireo who turned out to be singing away from inside his nest while he was incubating! We got lovely looks at Mourning Warblers and other fabulous breeding birds of the North Woods, and a splendid time. If you've got free time next week, why not join us?


  1. Laura, could you tell us which Elderhostel events you do? I would like to sign up for one. I know there was one at Trees for Tomorrow last year, but could not find the same event for this year.


  2. That's the one I'm doing this week. I also teach one for the University of Wisconsin-Superior every September, about hawk migration and owls. The one this week ended up with a waiting list--it's pretty popular and fun. Both of them tend to fill up fast. I'm not at all sure why you couldn't find the Trees for Tomorrow one listed!