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Living on the Wind: The Miracle of Bird Migration

Living on the Wind: The Miracle of Bird Migration

Living on the Wind: The Miracle of Bird Migration

Talk and Q&A with author and researcher Scott Weidensaul


Thursday, March 9 at 7:00 PM, acclaimed author and naturalist Scott Weidensaul will give a remote presentation and answer questions on bird migration and ways we can support the many birds that migrate to and through Swarthmore. This event celebrates Swarthmore becoming a Bird Town earlier this year. It is co-sponsored by the Swarthmore Environmental Advisory Council, Swarthmore Public Library, Swarthmore Horticultural Society, and the Valley Forge Audubon Society.


Scott Weidensaul writes concerning his talk: “Since the dawn of human imagination, we have been spellbound by the migration of birds, in which even the smallest species traverse immensities of space the way we cross the street.  New research continually expands our understand of where birds travel, and their migratory feats. But while the populations of many migratory birds are in drastic decline, there are many things we can do to save them.” He will explore “the wonder and mechanics of migration, and the simple, effective ways we can preserve them, from what we plant in our gardens to what we pour into our morning mug of coffee.”

 **Registration is required for this event. Registrants will receive a Zoom link several days before the March 9 program. 

Thursday, March 9, 2023
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Living on the Wind and his latest, the New York Times bestseller A World on the Wing. Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon and writes for a variety of other publications, including BWD and Living Bird. He is a Fellow of the American Ornithological Society and an active field researcher, studying saw-whet owl migration for more than two decades, as well as winter hummingbirds, bird migration in Alaska, and the winter movements of snowy owls through Project SNOWstorm, which he co-founded


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