[Tweeters] NCAS monthly meeting Apr 28 at 7 PM at Whatcom Museum

Twink Coffman wilber4818 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 16:49:33 PDT 2015


General Membership Meeting with John Bower
Bird Migration in the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is an exciting place to experience bird migration,
with birds moving through this region in almost every month of the year.
Migration patterns in the Northwest are complex. Tremendous numbers of
shorebirds, marine birds, and songbirds migrate along the Pacific Flyway,
some of them flying all the way from the Arctic to as far south as the
Patagonia region of South America. Many other species migrate from near and
far to spend part of the year in the Northwest, including hawks, eagles,
and marine birds. And some species are altitudinal migrants, moving
between the mountains and the lowlands at different times of the year. In
this program John Bower will investigate these different migratory
patterns, highlighting migratory hotspots in this region, as well as
underscoring the importance of local ecosystems for maintaining migratory
bird populations.

John Bower teaches field biology, ecology, natural history, evolution,
environmental issues, and popular music studies at Fairhaven College of
Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University. His current
research involves repeating important components of the 1970’s Marine
Ecosystems Analysis (MESA) census to document recent marine bird population
changes in inshore marine waters. His past research includes conservation
biology of seabirds and the endemic Juan Fernandez firecrown hummingbird on
Chile’s Isla Robinson Crusoe, and acoustic communication in birds and
whales.

Always on the 4th Tuesday of the month:
April 28, 7pm at the Whatcom Museum
(in the Rotunda Room of the Old City Hall building)
free & open to the public!


--
happy birding
Twink
wilber4818 at gmail.com
Ferndale, WA
in Whatcom County
out on the beach
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