Author Talk: Travels with the Songbird Migration of Spring

In this illustrated lecture, naturalist and ornithologist, Bruce Beehler, will recount his hundred-day-long field trip following the spring migration of songbirds from the coast of southeastern Texas up the Mississippi into the boreal forests of northern Ontario— breeding ground of many of the beautiful and vocal North American wood warblers. Beehler’s informal goal was to spend time with all thirty-seven eastern wood warblers on their prime breeding habitat. In pursuing this objective, he saw a lot of deeply rural North America. His presentation touches on wildlife, nature conservation, migration research, American history, and rural culture.