Western Maine Audubon will host bird migration expert March 13

FARMINGTON — Herb Wilson will present data and insight resulting from his citizen science projectat 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13,at the Robert’s Learning Center, University of Maine Farmington, in room C23. The event is free and open to the public.

Wilson has studied climate change and its effect on migrating birds since 1994, and notes there have been changes in the dates of arrival and dates of departure for the many of the species of birds seen in Maine. What factors underlie these changes? How big a factor might climate change be?
A professor of biology at Colby College in Waterville, where he teaches ornithology, evolution and diversity, marine ecology and marine invertebrate zoology, Wilson’s primary research focuses on the impacts of global climate change on bird migration and the foraging behavior of winter birds in Maine.
His web site, web.colby.edu/mainebirds/about/, offers access to the many articles he has written about Maine birds.