Weather and Bird Migration
- Paul Lehman will be speaking on “Weather and Bird Migration” at 9:00
a.m. Saturday morning, March 21st, in Irvine. His program will be held
at the new Education Center in the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary. (This
is close to Audubon House.) We hope you can join us!
Birders need to know where the best places are to look for migratory
birds and when particular species are most likely to occur; they also
need to have a basic understanding of weather and how it impacts
migration. Predicting where and when migratory birds are going to show
up is one of Paul Lehman's specialties. He will begin with a basic
weather primer and then cover the influences various weather conditions
have on bird migration.
Understanding and closely following the weather is a crucial component
of successful birding. Heading out into the field without first checking
a weather forecast, particularly during spring and fall migration, may
hinder their success as much as forgetting their field guide or spotting
scope. Throughout North America, weather plays a crucial role in the
timing and volume of migration, and in the occurrence of vagrant species.
Advance reservations are advisable but not mandatory; seating is
limited. The charge for this program is $35 per person. For reservations
and directions, contact Nancy Kenyon at <nancykenyon@...> .