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Nature NL October Public Lecture

October 20, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Next New Birds

Speaker: Ken Knowles


Four hundred and nine species of birds have been seen in insular eared-grebe-bodega-bay-may-22-08-3512-a-emNewfoundland as of August 2016. New species have been arriving since 1947 at the average rate of two or three a year, and this increase shows no signs of slowing down.
In this presentation Ken Knowles (Avid birder and Naturalist) will naively attempt to predict which species will show up next. What might the bird checklist consist of in the year 2040?  By combining patterns of vagrancy, migratory and dispersal tendencies, range expansions, global warming and even future splits, it should be possible to forecast most, but never all, of our new arrivals.

 


wilsons-plover-bolivar-pen-apr-7-15-393-emKen has been birding and photographing birds in Newfoundland for over 30 years. As well as birds, his nature interests include wildflowers, butterflies, and recently dragonflies. After a career as a Trombonist and Professor of Music at Memorial, he retired in 2004 in order to be free as a bird.

 

Contact us at naturenl@naturenl.ca for more details.

Details

Date:
October 20, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Venue

MUN Science Building, Room SN 2067
230 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7 Canada
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