Science Saturday: Where Do the Birds Go? – Tracking Them With Tiny Radio Transponders

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Date & Time

Date: Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ages: Adult

Fee: $5

Fee with Member Discount: Free for Members

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WHAT IS SCIENCE SATURDAY?

In its 12th season, Science Saturdays at the LBIF continues to partner with local experts to tackle todays’ most pressing scientific, environmental, and sustainability issues that directly affect our shore community and the Barnegat Bay. Science Saturdays are structured to be interactive and informative (and sometimes hands-on) presentations in an informal atmosphere.

Science Saturdays run weekly: January 13-April 28

> (no lecture 3/31 – Spring Break)

THIS WEEK’S TOPIC:

Where Do the Birds Go?

Presenter: Jenny Uehling, PhD Student. Cornell University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Understanding bird movement and migration using citizen science and tracking technologies. Do you ever watch shorebirds take flight off the beach and wonder where they are headed next? Have you ever noticed a shorebird with a green flag or antenna and wondered where it came from? Jennifer will discuss the different species of shorebirds that use the NJ coastline, as well as her work tracking their movement and migration as a PhD student at Cornell. Come learn about the different ways we can track these movements, from eBird and flag resighting to solar-powered radio tags!

 

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