Monthly Meetings

WOS Monthly Meeting October 2, 2023

Rebecca Heisman: “Wild Stories from the History of Bird Migration Research”

Note: This meeting will be by Zoom only.

We’ve all heard amazing facts about bird migration—the long distances traveled, the ways they navigate, etc. But did you ever wonder how this has all been figured out? Our speaker, Rebecca Heisman, became fascinated with the varied and creative techniques that have been used to investigate bird migration, and has recently published her first book, Flight Paths: How a Passionate and Quirky Group of Pioneering Scientists Solved the Mystery of Bird Migration. In her talk for WOS, Rebecca, who lives in Walla Walla, will share intriguing stories from the history of bird migration research and discuss why understanding migration is so crucial for bird conservation.

Participant sign-in on Zoom begins at 7:15 PM Pacific Time. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM.

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WOS Meetings are free and open to all. They are held the first Monday of each month, October through June.

Currently, all meetings are available remotely via Zoom. WOS sends members the Zoom link via email a week in advance, and the link is also provided on this web page before the meeting.

Selected meetings, which will be announced in advance, will also be held in person at the Center for Urban Horticulture on the University of Washington campus, 3501 NE 41st St. in Seattle. Doors open at 6:30 PM for socializing and the program begins at 7:30 PM.


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