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Science and Nature Lecture: Sixty Years and Counting: The Past, Present, and Future of Avian Research at Powdermill
May 21, 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Powdermill Nature Reserve
Powdermill Nature Reserve, Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s environmental field research center, boasts the longest, continuously-run, year-round bird banding station in the country. The ornithologists there have been banding birds for over 60 years and facilitating countless avian research projects, making many important contributions to scientific literature. Annie Lindsay, Powdermill’s bird banding program manager, will review avian research and discoveries made at Powdermill, and present trends in songbird populations, behavior, and morphology using the six-decade banding dataset, then discuss the future of avian research and outreach with the addition of the new banding facility at Powdermill.
Join us as we explore seasonal natural history phenomena of Powdermill Nature Reserve! A lecture will be given in the Parker Room at 2 pm. Lectures are structured for adult audiences, and children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Events fill up fast! Registration is recommended to guarantee your spot and help us plan timing, seating, and/or trail routes. If there are spots available at the time of the program, non-registered individuals can join on a first-come, first-served basis. Program participants and visitors are expected to adhere to the public health guidance and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh procedures in place at the time of their visit.