Presenter: Scott Weidensaul
June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Scott Weidensaul is the author of nearly 30 critically acclaimed books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist “Living on the Wind” and his latest, the New York Times bestseller “A World on the Wing.” Scott is a contributing editor for Audubon and writes for a variety of other publications, including BWD and Living Bird, and is a Fellow of the American Ornithological Society.
An active field researcher and longtime bird bander focusing on bird migration, he directs a major research project tracking the migration of saw-whet owls, and is part of a continental effort to learn why more and more western hummingbirds are wintering in the East. He is a cofounder of Project SNOWstorm, an ambitious effort to learn more about snowy owl migration. Scott is a frequent visitor to Alaska for more than 40 years, where his work has taken him into almost every corner of the state, including Denali, where he helps direct Critical Connections, a study of the park’s migrant birds. A native of Pennsylvania, he and his wife Amy now live in New Hampshire.
Scott’s evening presentation will explore the wonders and dynamics of bird migration, and a light-hearted look at his field research – a lifetime spent, as he says, “messing around with birds for fun and science.”