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Bird Migration: The More We Learn, The Less We Know

Written by Scarlett Bullock –

OAKHURST – The Yosemite Area Audubon Society (YAAS) will present a program entitled “Bird Migration: The More We Learn, The Less We Know,” in Oakhurst on Thursday, Mar. 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the New Community Methodist Church.

Join Ed Pandolfino to learn about bird migrations and their mind-boggling feats of flight.

Pandolfino is past president of Western Field Ornithologists, conservation chair for Sierra Foothills Audubon Society, and co-author of Birds of the Sierra Nevada. He will share avian pictures and the new technologies that have revealed phenomenal bird behaviors.

Ever since Aristotle wondered where the swallows went in winter, humans have been curious about the movements of birds, and Pandolfino will be sure to move you with his stories and passion for our winged wonders.

After an eyeball-to-eyeball encounter with a Spotted Towhee, Pandolfino’s relationship with birds transformed instantaneously from oblivious to obsessed. Since retiring in 1999 he has devoted his life to birds, working on habitat conservation and avian research.

Pandolfino has published more than three dozen articles on status, distribution and behavior of western birds.

Like all Yosemite Area Audubon programs, Pandolfino’s presentation is open and free to the public, although donations to defray program costs and to support the chapter’s local activities are welcome.

The New Community Methodist Church is located at 49223 Road 426 in Oakhurst.

For more information about the program and the free field trips also offered by YAAS call (209) 742-5579 or visit www.yosemiteaudubon.org.

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