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Speaker to Discuss Climate Change Effects on Bird
Professor A. Townsend Peterson will talk about the effects of climate change on bird populations and distributions at the Jayhawk Audubon monthly meeting, which will be held Monday, November 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Luthern Fellowship Hall, 1245 New Hampshire. Lawrence.
Prof. Townsend states global climates began to warm approximately 35 years ago, now to the point that climatic regimes are quite a bit different than what they were. These changes doubtless have affected—or at least will affect—bird populations and distributions.
JAS Field Trip – Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge
JAS will hold a field trip to Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday, Nov. 21, starting with a 5:45 a.m. departure from I-70 Business Center, North Lawrence
(This is the old Tanger Mall across from the Burger King).
A trip to Squaw Creek NWR usually rewards us with good viewing of migratory waterfowl, hawks and Bald Eagles along with a variety of other birds. We’ll leave early and try to arrive at the refuge around dawn. While the latest counts indicate the geese numbers to be over 4,000, and with cold fronts pushing more geese down, we hope to see the incredible numbers of White-Fronted Geese which are the main draw. In recent years the geese leave the refuge early to feed in nearby fields, thus our early arrival to try to catch them before they depart.
We will plan on birding the refuge until about 11:00 a.m. and then return. There will be a stop at the nearby Sportsman’s Lodge for lunch. We will carpool accordingly for those who wish to forego the lunch stop and simply head back.
We’ll bring the spotting scopes and will have access to a couple bird ID apps if needed. Please bring snacks or drinks as you see fit for the morning. We will stop at the Visitor Center on our way out. Most of the viewing will be from the cars but dress for the weather with the likelihood of being out of the cars for short periods of time as we travel the route through the refuge.
Contact Chuck Herman for more information at email@example.com or (913) 484-8932.
If you aren’t able to make the trip on this date, check out the trip on Saturday the 28th with Burroughs Audubon (Kansas City Chapter) at this link - http://www.jayhawkaudubon.org/node/176.
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