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Field Seminar: Falling for the Migration (FULL)
August 20, 2021 @ 7:00 am – August 22, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
The east slope of the Sierra Nevada is a major migration route for birds traveling from northern nesting areas to warm southern habitats. As a result, August is the time of year to see late summer migrants and early arriving wintering birds in the Mono Basin, Bridgeport Valley, and Long Valley. Dave Shuford is an expert birder and retired professional ornithologist. His bird research in the region includes a long-term study on the ecology of Mono Lake’s California Gull colony, an atlas of breeding birds in the Glass Mountain area, and surveys of Snowy Plovers at Mono and Owens lakes. Photo by Sandra Noll.