BIRDING WITHOUT BORDERS: AN EPIC WORLD BIG YEAR In 2015, Noah became the first human to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single year. Anything could have happened, and a lot did. He was scourged by blood-sucking leeches, suffered fevers and “Delhi Belly,” skirted war zones, and had the time [...]
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THE TRADE-OFF In this wide-ranging talk, John Kricher will contrast the lives, ecology, and natural history of long-distance migrant passerine birds with similar bird species that are permanent residents of lowland tropical forests. He will discuss factors that have likely resulted in many, but by no means most species adapting to long-distance migration and the [...]