‘A World On The Wing’ Will Be Audubon’s Seventh Webinar

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Scott Weidensaul

San-Cap Audubon’s seventh webinar program of the 2022 season will warmly welcome renowned naturalist, ornithologist and New York Times best-selling author Scott Weidensaul. Weidensaul’s webinar presentation will discuss his newest book, “A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds,” in which he explores the science and wonder of bird migration. The webinar will be at 7 p.m. Thursday , February 17.

Weidensaul’s writing career began in 1978 with a weekly natural history column in his hometown newspaper called the Pottsville Republican in Schuylkill County, Penn. Weidensaul wrote long-running columns for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Harrisburg Patriot-News.

Since then, Weidensaul has written more than 30 books, including his widely acclaimed “Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds,” which was a finalist for the 2000 Pulitzer Prize. His newest book, “A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds” is a New York Times bestseller.

In addition to writing about wildlife, Weidensaul is an active field researcher whose work focuses on bird migration. He is a co-director of Project Owlnet, a collaborative effort among nearly 125 banding and research stations across North America studying owl migration. For more than 25 years he has directed a major effort to study the movement of northern saw-whet owls, one of the smallest and least-understood raptors in North America.

“A World on the Wing” will unveil just how the extraordinary feat of migration is accomplished. The past two decades worth of research and fieldwork has bolstered the understanding of the navigational and physiological feats that enable birds to cross oceans, soar above mountains and remain unbroken in flights for months or thousands of miles on an annual basis. Weidensaul will introduce you to scientists, researchers and bird lovers trying to preserve global migration patterns in the face of climate change and other environmental challenges.

This is the seventh of eight Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society lectures to be held in 2022. Unlike the first two lectures, this week’s lecture’s format will be VIRTUAL due to the Omicron variant. To register for our webinar, go to the Programs section of the San-Cap Audubon website up to five days prior to the specific webinar’s scheduled date and click on “JOIN” in that webinar’s description. After registration a link to that webinar will be emailed to you. Save that link until the day of the lecture as you will need it to join. Each webinar will have a different link. All are always welcome to join.

There is no charge to join the webinars. The typical source of San-Cap Audubon lecture support has been the $10.00 suggested attendee entrance donation for the pre-pandemic live presentations at the Sanibel Community House. It is suggested that webinar attendees donate directly by mail to the address on the web site home page or via PayPal. All donations are much appreciated and after costs are used to promote conservation on Sanibel, Captiva and in Florida.

For additional information visit the San-Cap Audubon website.

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