September 2016 Monthly Presentation: Migration of Landbirds in the Great Lakes Region

September 26, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
People's Church
1758 10th St N
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Larry Boutelle

We are all so proud of our Michigan role in the recovery of Kirtland’s Warblers. Kirtland’s Warblers were very endangered due in part to their very fussy preference for nesting habitat. The Jack Pine groves of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ontario are the only places these warblers would nest. Since 1976 an international effort to protect the Kirtland’s Warbler and other migrating species has been effectively helping.
Dr. David Ewert, Senior Conservation Scientist with The Nature Conservancy, has been an active team member working on habitat for the Kirtland’s Warbler in the Bahamas, and for habitat preservation for Kirtland’s Warblers and other migratory birds coming to the Great Lakes Region. (You see, like other Michiganders we know, these warblers and other of our favorite summer birds spend more than half the year in the Caribbean, Central, and South America.)
Dave Ewert will tell us about the national and international efforts made to protect the migration stopover sites of these traveling birds. Dr. Ewert received his BS from the University of Michigan, PhD from City University of New York, and now teaches at Michigan.
Join us for the first program of our new year, Monday, September 26, at People’s Church, 1758 North 10th Street, Kalamazoo. The program starts at 7:30 PM and is preceded by a social time with light refreshments at 7 PM. Guests and the general public are encouraged to attend. Handicapped parking and access is at either the front or rear of the building. Please remember to bring your own coffee cup.