Tracking Bird Migrations: Past and Present
On February 3 at 2 pm, the Coastal Discovery Museum will host Bob Speare as we learn about Tracking Bird Migrations. Since the jay John James Audubon tied a silver thread around a bird’s foot in 1808 and verified its return the following year, researchers have been refining methodologies to track the movements of birds. Today, as our planet is rapidly changing, birds and other wildlife are facing growing challenges, and understanding more about their seasonal migrations and the specific routes they travel may be key to their survival. Bob will highlight a variety of ways that birds are being tracked both locally and on a global scale, and some of the amazing things we’re learning about them.
Bob Speare has been a professional naturalist and environmental educator for over 30 years and has led birding and photography trips throughout the US and abroad. He worked for the Massachusetts Audubon Society for 23 years, before moving to the lowcountry in 2015.
Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223. The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.