Kitsap Audubon meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Poulsbo Library Community Room, 700 NE Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo WA 98370. For information, contact Gene Bullock at genebullock@comcast.net

Daniel Froehlich - freelance ornithologist

Daniel Froehlich - freelance ornithologist

 
 
 

March 9TH

Kitsap Audubon March 9th Program: - Daniel Froehlich -Unraveling Mysteries of Bird Migration   Bird migration is all around us. When we see a flying bird, we may wonder what its final destination. But not all flying birds are migrating and not all bird species migrate. Unraveling the mysteries of migration has preoccupied generations of ornithologists; even John James Audubon wondered if the phoebes in his yard during the summer returned year after year. After finding the string he had tied to their legs the summer before still attached when they returned, he knew they were returning from unknown distant lands.

In this talk we’ll delve into the mystery of bird migration, exploring the revelations about this phenomenon we’ve accumulated since Audubon’s day. Some migrate to our latitudes to breed, returning to tropical climes to spend our winter; others visit us only in winter before returning to their arctic haunts. And a few are passage migrants, stopping by on their way to or from their distant homes. We’ll explore the diversity of migration strategies and some of their most remarkable migration journeys. And we’ll examine the mechanics of migration, the adaptations that birds have evolved and the special skills they need to successfully navigate across vast territories.

Dan Froehlich is a freelance ornithologist researching lifehistory strategies of birds around the globe and offering guided explorations of landscapes and their avian denizens. He has worked on projects from the northern extremes of Siberia to the chilly Ethiopian Highlands, from barren Barrow Alaska to the steaming Peruvian Amazon. When he is not immersed in remote environments catching and banding birds, he most enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for birds and how they navigate the challenges of their particular habitats and providing an evolutionary context for the marvels we have the privilege of witnessing.

 

April 13TH

Kitsap Audubon April 13th Program: Alan Bauer Celebrate What's Right with the World  Kitsap Audubon meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Poulsbo Library Community Room, 700 NE Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo WA 98370. For information, contact Gene Bullock at genebullock@comcast.net

 

May 11TH

Kitsap Audubon May 11th Program: Janine Schutt Birds of the Blast Zone at Mount St Helens. Kitsap Audubon meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Poulsbo Library Community Room, 700 NE Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo WA 98370. For information, contact Gene Bullock at genebullock@comcast.net

 

Summer Break 2017 - No general meetings from June through August 2017.

 

September 14TH

Kitsap Audubon September 14th Program: Holly Hughes Passings - poems about birds who have vanished from the earth.  Kitsap Audubon meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Poulsbo Library Community Room, 700 NE Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo WA 98370. For information, contact Gene Bullock at genebullock@comcast.net