Scientist in the Spotlight: Migratory Bird Conservation

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Naturalist Lab

Joshua Horns, a conservation biologist, will speak about migratory bird conservation at NHMU.
Bird migration is one of the most incredible natural phenomena on earth, with tens of billions of birds flying thousands of miles every year. Birds are critical to human wellbeing, providing billions of dollars in ecosystem services. However, climate change is forcing birds to alter their migratory schedule to remain synched with seasonal food abundances. Those birds unable to adjust are declining rapidly.

Join conservation biologist, Joshua Horns, to discover the importance behind migratory bird conservation. Check out the equipment biologists like Joshua use in the field and have a try at extracting a "bird" from a mist-net like they do in the field. Finally, discover some of the simple ways everyone can help birds.

Scientist in the Spotlight is held on the first and third Friday of each month from 2–4 p.m.The program allows Museum guests to meet real scientists and discuss their research. See link below for additional scientists in the series.


Included in Museum admission, free to members and University of Utah faculty, staff, and students with a current U ID.