April Presentation – Spring Tune-Up
DATE: April 12, 2023 (Wed) 7 PM “Spring Tune-Up”
LOCATION: Peter White Library, George Shiras Room, 3rd Floor
PRESENTER: Gary Palmer, avid birder and professional migration counter
Join us for a refresher on the birds returning to the north woods this spring! Gary will be presenting an overview of many of the migrants that can be found throughout the Upper Peninsula as they travel back to their breeding grounds. From Golden Eagles and Northern Goshawks to Blackburnian Warblers and Indigo Buntings, we’ll look at the stunning diversity visible at this special time of year and tips to help identify them in the field.
Gary Palmer has been a longtime member of Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society, serving on the board since 2012. He fell in love with birding over a decade ago during a spring field ornithology course at Northern Michigan University and has been utterly hooked ever since. Gary spent several seasons as a professional migration counter at sites such as Whitefish Point and Hawk Ridge and summers censusing breeding birds in Illinois and Idaho. Gary has just returned from an 8-month adventure in Costa Rica helping with a Scarlet Macaw breeding program.
Hope to see you there,