Wake Up With Wildlife: San Diego's Migrant Bird Life
April 3, 2021 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
What’s A Nice Bird Like You Doing in a Place Like This?
Twice each year, in one of nature’s most amazing events, billions of birds make enormous and hazardous journeys from their breeding grounds to wintering areas. Some travel as much as 25,000 miles every year, from the high Arctic to the tip of South America and back. Of the more than 500 bird species found in San Diego, almost 2/3 of them migrate into or out of the area every spring and fall. Join avid birder Stan Walens, who has collected almost 40 years of data on seabird populations in San Diego, talk about how the fascinating process of migration works and the benefits and problems it presents. But as climate change and habitat loss become more problematic, leaving an estimated 97% of migrant bird species at serious risk, we’ll discuss what areas in San Diego County provide important resource areas for migrant birds and what programs there are to monitor migrant bird populations in the county. We’ll also discuss some of the most interesting species that migrate in and out of the San Diego area.
There is a $5 fee for this program. If you're a San Diego Humane Society staff member or volunteer, please email [email protected] before registering. ZOOM information will be sent to you the day before the presentation.