Enjoying Birds: A Chat with The Friendly Birder
Have you recently started watching the birds in your backyard or a neighborhood park? Have you added birdwatching and nature groups to your social media, but don’t always know what the other people are talking about? What’s with FOY and lifers and eBird? How do you learn to recognize bird songs? How do birds migrate? How do birds find the right kind of food? You have a lot of questions — and this program is specially for you!
Nancy Grant, The Friendly Birder, begins this presentation with a short overview of the many different ways to enjoy birds, either watching, listening, taking photographs, making sketches, or perhaps joining a citizen science project. If you want to know more about the lives of birds, but aren’t sure what to do to expand your enjoyment, this fun and practical talk will help. After the introduction, the main portion of this program features questions from the audience, with Nancy answering right on the spot. It really is a friendly conversation!
*All Photos by Nancy Grant unless otherwise credited.
Birds on the Move: How Do Birds Migrate?
Have you ever wondered how a bird knows when to leave one place and fly to another? How does it navigate to a place for the summer and then a different place for the winter?
In this presentation you’ll find out what senses and skills birds use for their long-distance lifestyles, and how scientists are continuing to make new discoveries about their activities before, during, and after migration. You’ll find out about traditional pathways and stopovers, the effects of weather, and much more in this look at what’s going on in the sky above and the habitats below in spring and fall.
For more information, please call Nancy at (502) 641-9614.