Friends of the Arboretum Luncheon-Lecture Series: Local Lore and World Wonders

Jan 16, 2018

In the depths of winter, we look forward to spring and the return of birds to the Arboretum. There are not many resident bird species in the Arboretum in the winter months, but during spring migration the number of bird species jumps dramatically. Some of the new arrivals stay all summer while others pass through heading north to find appropriate habitats for both food and reproductive success. Who are these migrants, where did they live in the winter, and what is their final destination? Chuck will explore a variety of examples. He will also describe some of his experiences with eBird, a website that allows citizen scientists around the world to identify and count the birds they see and contribute their information to a single database.