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March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Photo Courtesy of Joan Collins
As we noted in the latest newsletter, this is an amazing year for crossbills. In fact, there probably won’t be a better year during the Atlas to find crossbills and get them on the map.
If you’ve been wanting to learn more about these mysterious wanderers from the North, now’s the time. Matt Young with the Finch Research Network is coming to talk to us about how to find crossbills (and siskins!) and document them for the Atlas. The training will be followed by regional field trips!
The online training will take place next Monday, 3/14, at 7 pm. Matt will give a short presentation to go over identification of crossbills and conifer trees, talk about crossbill breeding phenology and how it relates to the cone crop, and help us interpret crossbill breeding behavior. Followed by open Q&A. All are welcome. Registration required.
Throughout the rest of March and April, a team of crossbill enthusiasts will lead trips all across the state to help get these birds on the map! Keep an eye on the Atlas calendar and your inbox for dates and locations.
We’re calling it the Crossbill Extravaganza! We hope you’ll join us!
The field trips of JBNHS are oriented to nature study. They are free and open to the public. We do, however, sometimes visit sites that charge admission fees, which are the responsibility of the participants. Children are very welcome on field trips, but pets are not. Although there is a brief courtesy waiting period for latecomers, the meeting times are important: please arrive in time to sign up with the leader.