Thursday, April 7, 2016

it's migration time

Blackburnian Warbler. Named in honor of English botanist Anna Blackburne.  
Can there be a more beautiful songbird?

After spending their winters in Central and South America, thousands of colorful avian visitors will be passing through our valley during the next few weeks. They fly thousands and thousands of miles, all in a mad rush on their way north to raise a family. Join me and hear more about it.

 Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m. 
Birding & Brunch at Ijams 

(All Ages) Join me for this fun and light-hearted look into the world of migratory birds: warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes. We’ll discuss some of the more common spring visitors to look for in the trees and woods around your home and how they survive their travels. 

Live@5@4 co-host Beth Haynes
We’ll also enjoy a light brunch to fuel our own short migration around the park in search of birds. The fee for this program is $5 for Ijams members and $8 for non-
Please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110 to register.

Today, I spoke briefly with WBIR's Beth Haynes. For that chat click: Live@5@4.

American redstart

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