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Messing Around with Birds (For Fun and Science)

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join naturalist Scott Weidensaul for a lighthearted exploration of his many avian research projects, from banding hawks and tiny saw-whet owls to studying the migration of western hummingbirds that aren’t supposed to be in the east in December (but are), and snowy owls coming down from the Arctic. Best of all, learn how anyone with some enthusiasm and time can make important contributions to the science and conservation of birds, and have a great time doing it.
 
Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist “Living on the Wind,” “Return to Wild America” and “The First Frontier.” His newest book, “A World on the Wing” about global migration, was released in 2021. Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon magazine, a columnist for Bird Watcher’s Digest and writes for a variety of other publications, including Living Bird. He is also an active field researcher, studying saw-whet owl migration for more than two decades, as well as western hummingbirds expanding into the northeast, bird migration in Alaska, and the winter movements of snowy owls through Project SNOWstorm, which he co-founded. A native of Pennsylvania, he now lives in New Hampshire, and has for more than 20 years been an instructor at National Audubon’s Hog Island camp in Bremen.

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Date:
March 17
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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