Introducing an illustrated birding series with Senior Naturalist Dan Best
When it comes to birding, Senior Naturalist Dan Best is a wealth of knowledge. Ask anyone who has attended one of his programs in the field.
Now Dan is hosting his own illustrated series, Best Bets for Birding Geauga, and it’s time the rest of the county considered tapping into it.
The series’ second installment of the year will focus on the latter stages of the spring migration, which bring a great variety of birds that winter down south to, and through, Geauga County.
What: Best Bets for Birding Geauga: From Jungle to Geauga
When: Tuesday, April 9 – 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The West Woods Nature Center
9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township
Led by Best and his trusty Powerpoint, “From Jungle to Geauga” will concentrate on the neotropical migrants: birds that winter in central and south America and the Caribbean island nations, then endure a 2,000-plus-mile migration to North America. These migrants include many of our most colorful songbirds including orioles, hummingbirds, tanagers, and warblers as well as flycatchers, cuckoos, vireos, etc., that may stay to nest or pass through in transient to boreal habitats to the north.
Dan will also share pointers as to when and where to look for various migrants. His next in the series, on May 9 at the same location and time, will feature a review of the rich variety of breeding birds found in the diverse habitats of Geauga County; he calls it “Summer Songsters / Nearby Nesters.”
Best Bets programs are suited for those school age and up. They are all wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration is not required; with questions, call 440-286-9516.