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October Birders’ Night
October 19, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pinyon Jays – Abbott Schindler
October Birders’ Night: Wild Stories from the History of Bird Migration Research
Join us for a Birders’ Night presentation from Rebecca Heisman. We’ve all heard amazing facts about bird migration—the long distances that birds travel, the ways that they navigate, etc. But did you ever wonder how we figured all of this out? While working for the American Ornithological Society, Rebecca Heisman became fascinated with the varied and creative techniques that scientists have used to study bird migration, and this eventually became the basis for her book Flight Paths: How a Passionate and Quirky Group of Pioneering Scientists Solved the Mystery of Bird Migration. In her talk, she’ll share some surprising stories from the history of bird migration research and discuss why understanding migration is so crucial for bird conservation.
If you cannot attend in person, join on zoom.