The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has announced that this year’s Migration Celebration is taking place virtually with two weeks of online events, including articles, activities, and live events. Cornell Lab migration specialists will give online talks and there are a variety of family-friendly activities so the whole family can get involved.
The following webinars explore migration from every angle — from making migration forecasts to capturing the magic in stunning documentaries.
Mapping Migration with eBird
Tuesday, September 22, 1 to 1:30 pm
Learn how to use the eBird Status and Trends maps to see when a particular bird species will be migrating through your area, and see how they are created with Cornell Lab GIS Developer Tom Auer.
Coastal Solutions: Building a Bold New Community to Address the Shorebird Crisis
Thursday, September 24, noon to 1 pm
Shorebird population declines represent the world’s number one bird conservation crisis. Program Director Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta will moderate this discussion with three Coastal Solutions Fellows doing their work along the Pacific Americas Flyway in Guatemala, Colombia, and Chile.
Media that Matters: Natural History Filmmaking that Makes a Difference
Friday, September 25, noon to 1 pm
The Lab’s Conservation Media team will host a virtual screening and panel discussion on what goes into making a natural history film. Event will include a free family-friendly activity with tips from professionals on how to create your own natural history film at home.
Migration Madness: Celebrating Migration Together — Family Event
Celebrate with families across the country during this live event where participants will learn about migration and participate in games and activities. Suggested age range is grades K–5. Two sessions will be offered on Saturday, September 26, from 11 am to noon, and 2 to 3 pm. Attendance is limited.
All webinars are free, registration is required. More information on the Migration Celebration can be found online.
Photo of Canada Geese by Kim Caruso/Project Feederwatch.