What Locally Common Bird Species Can Tell Us About Migration

What Locally Common Bird Species Can Tell Us About Migration

Bird migration is a complex and fascinating subject. Over the years, much has been learned but there is still much to learn and understand. Birders see migration occurring locally but we often fail to see the big picture and understand the overall timings and movements. This talk will focus on several locally common bird species and look at their migration patterns. This will provide an insight into the bigger picture of the various types and timings of bird migration. Some species to be covered include Osprey, Bald Eagles, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, American Robins, Chimney Swifts and White-throated Sparrows.

About Bert Filemyr

Bert Filemyr is an active field birder both in the Delaware Valley and throughout North America. Over the years he has recorded over 100 species of birds in each of the lower 48 states and in many Canadian provinces. Retired from a public school teaching career, he pursues his passion for birding and travel while researching topics related to early American ornithology. He currently serves as treasurer of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) and for many years was a member of the championship Nikon/DVOC birding team (the Lagerhead Shrikes) that participated in New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding. He co-authored, along with Jeff Holt, the “The Composite Prints of Audubon’s Birds of America” and an article on Alexander Wilson and the Milestown School in the Wilson Journal of Ornithology.

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