Embracing a New Season: Migratory Spring Birds
Join Noble Horizons and Sharon Audubon naturalist Bethany Sheffer on April 14 at 7 pm for an introduction to our newest neighbors, the brave migratory birds who travel hundreds of miles each year to spend the spring and summer with us. Learn to begin identifying these dazzling feathered jewels as well why migratory birds undertake this often perilous journey, where they come from, and how birds like the Blackpoll warbler, who almost double their body weight to fly 2300 miles non-stop for 86 hours, manage this annual expedition to their spring breeding grounds. Sheffer will also explain how we can create sanctuaries for these global migrants by providing food, water, and shelter for them.
Ms. Sheffer has been a leader in local and state Audubon chapters since 2013. She earned her Master’s in Public Administration in 2016 and has worked as an on-site naturalist and Education Outreach Coordinator with AmeriCorps. She has done passerine/raptor surveying and is a certified Environmental Educator and Certified Beekeeper. Sharon Audubon Center, part of Audubon Connecticut and the National Audubon Society and the Atlantic Flyway, is a nature education center with a critical Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic in Sharon, Connecticut. Please register for a Zoom link below.