Living on the Wind

Author Scott Weidensaul to present: The Miracle of Bird Migration

Join the Georges River Land Trust, Mid-Coast Audubon, and naturalist/author Scott Weidensaul to enjoy a Zoom presentation about bird migration on Monday, June 1, at 10 a.m. Please email Annette@grlt.org to register and receive the Zoom login information. Please put “Migration Talk” in the subject of your email.

Since the dawn of human imagination, people have been spellbound by the migration of birds, in which even the smallest species traverse immensities of space the way we cross the street, according to Georges River Land Trust, in a news release. New research continually expands understanding of where birds travel, and their migratory feats. But while the populations of many migratory birds are in drastic decline, there are many things people can do to save them.

Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist for Living on the Wind and Return to Wild America, and The First Frontier.

His newest book, A World of Wings about global migration, will be 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.

The Georges River Land Trust has conserved 3,500 acres of natural habitats and working lands in Knox and Waldo Counties and receives 90% of its support through individual donations. For more information about programs, trails, events, and membership visit GeorgesRiver.org or call (207) 594-5166.

Mid-Coast Audubon’s mission is to promote long-term, responsible use of natural resources through informed membership, education and community awareness. For listings of other free programs and field trips hosted by Mid-Coast Audubon, visit their website at https://midcoast.maineaudubon.org/events/.

Event Date: 

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:00am

Event Location: 

Zoom