Joint Meeting of Audubon Society Of Kalamazoo & Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones – Birds & Berries: The Importance of Native Fruit-Bearing Shrubs for Migrating Landbirds

May 25, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
People's Church
1758 North 10th St
Donna Keller

Declining bird populations have many avian enthusiasts wondering what part they can play in reversing the trend. Dr. Jen Owen will provide some answers during her presentation at a joint meeting of Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones and Audubon Society of Kalamazoo on Wednesday, May 25, at 7 PM. The meeting will be held at The People’s Church, 1758 North 10th Street, Kalamazoo. At time of this publication, The People’s Church requires masks in the building. We hope you will join us. page2image35967872


Dr. Jen Owen

Associate Professor, Departments of Fisheries and Wildlife and Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University

Director of Michigan State Bird Observatory
Center Coordinator for Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center

Dr. Owen leads an interdisciplinary research program that addresses issues at the interface of wild bird, human, and environmental health. She and her students are currently studying how variation in habitat quality and access to adequate food affects a bird’s ability to meet the demands of the migratory period. Additionally, Owen investigates the role of birds in the spread and maintenance of zoonotic pathogens.