GSLA Virtual Fall Forum: "A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds"

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Oct 13, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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GSLA Virtual Fall Forum: " A World on the Wing - the Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds"

Speaker: Scott Weidensaul

Please join us via Zoom for Great Salt Lake Audubon’s Virtual Fall Forum on Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00 P.M. New York Times best-selling author Scott Weidensaul presents A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds.

In the past two decades, our understanding has exploded of the navigational and physiological feats that enable birds to cross immense oceans, fly above the highest mountains, or remain in unbroken flight for months at a stretch. Certain species, such as thrushes, avoid dehydration by drinking from their own muscles and organs, extending their flight range by more than two thousand miles; it seems all but certain that birds orient themselves using Earth’s magnetic field through a form of quantum entanglement that made Einstein queasy.

These and other revelations convey both the wonder of bird migration and its global sweep, from the mudflats of the Yellow Sea in China to the remote mountains of northeastern India to the dusty hills of southern Cyprus. This breathtaking work of nature writing also introduces readers to those scientists, researchers, and bird lovers trying to preserve global migratory patterns in the face of climate change and other environmental challenges.

Scott Weidensaul is the author of nearly thirty books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Living on the Wind. A naturalist, writer, and researcher specializing in birds and bird migration, he is a native of Pennsylvania now living in New Hampshire.

Here is the link to register:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kKO1CNwcS5iSC4UBu29_UA

This event is free and open to the public.