The Marvels of Avian Migration...What a Long Strange Trip It's Been
October 5, 2017 at 7pm

Location: Wild Birds Unlimited, 625 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset, NY
RSVP or For More Information: (516) 226-1780 
Bird migration is one of the most incredible phenomena on our planet and one we 
are still learning about. In the course of a single year, nearly all the 
Earth’s birds will migrate some distance, some as far as thousands of miles. 
How do they do it? How does a young bird know where to fly as he prepares to 
head to his winter home, a place he has never visited before? How do birds find 
their way back to their breeding grounds each year, navigating cities, forests, 
bodies of water and weather events. Environmental cues serve as the stimulus 
and the means of navigation during migration, with the reliance upon these cues 
varying according to the distance traveled and the location of the ‘vacation’ 
site. Join us for a look into the fascinating field of bird migration.
Professor Doug Robinson is an evolutionary behavioral ecologist whose teaching 
and research experiences have focused on organismal biology. He has taught 
classes on animal behavior, ecology, ornithology, vertebrate biology, and a 
course on conservation biology in New Zealand. The questions that guide his 
research revolve around how behavior is shaped by ecological and social 
Attendance is free, but registration is an absolute must as seating is limited. 
Stella MillerConservation, Education and Outreach ManagerWild Birds Unlimited 

"Conservation is sometimes perceived as stopping everything cold, as holding 
whooping cranes in higher esteem than people. It is up to science to spread the 
understanding that the choice is not between wild places or people, it is 
between a rich or an impoverished existence for Man." Thomas Lovejoy

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