Dr. Mitchell Byrd spoke at the September meeting. He is Chancellor Professor of Biology Emeritus at William and Mary and Director Emeritus of the Center for Conservation Biology. He has received numerous honors and awards for his work with birds and conservation issues. Mitchell has been associated with birds for well over 70 years.
Related upcoming events
01/17/2018 19:00 - 01/17/2018 21:30
This meeting has been cancelled due to the winter storm. We hope to have Matt speak in a future month.
Please join us at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 17th, in Integrated Science Center, room 1280, for a program given by our speaker, W&M student, Matt Anthony. His topic is a fascinating one....Magee Marsh. Situated on the southern shore of Lake Erie, this is a prime stopover for North American warblers during spring migration. Every year thousands of birders, photographers, and nature lovers flock to this location in spring to witness the unforgettable spectacle of large songbird concentrations preparing to migrate across the great lake toward their breeding grounds in the north. Many birders makebthe trip annually. Magee Marsh is just one of those special places that you feel compelled to return to year after year. You can reasonably expect to see 30 species of warblers (including the vireos) there and the endangered Kirtland’s Warbler often shows up mid-May. Come join us to learn more about this magical spot, so you too can plan a trip there next spring.