Halifax River Audubon Society via Zoom
Jim McGinity, Environmental Educator & Researcher
Florida Avian Conservation/Learning Gate Community School
What challenges do migratory songbirds face on their biannual migrations north and south each year? Come learn about migration from the perspective of one of our favorite groups of birds: warblers, tanagers and other Passerines.
This program will review the findings of the 10 - year study of the migratory birds in Hammock Park, Dunedin, discuss the future of the project on Caladesi Island State Park and end with a visual and auditory “songbird quiz” to close out the program.
Mr. McGinity is a biologist and environmental educator with a life-long passion for birds. He started bird watching at the age of seven and has shared his love of birds with people of all ages while working at nature/environmental centers in four different states (Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Florida). He began a migratory bird banding station in Milwaukee and has participated in a number of research and citizen science projects involving birds. In 2011, he began a migratory bird banding station in west central Florida (Dunedin) where he bands for 6 weeks every spring and fall. In 2019, he moved his research project out to Caladesi Island State Park. He is very interested in communicating the importance of native plants and healthy ecosystems to resident and migratory birds. A native of Indiana, Mr. McGinity has lived in Dunedin for 16 years where he enjoys exploring Florida's natural areas including paddling rivers/streams and bird watching on our beautiful beaches and in Hammock Park.
After an over 25-year career as an environmental educator in the non-formal world at nature/environmental centers in four states, he now is working in formal education at an environmental charter school (K – 8). He is very interested in collaborating with researchers and banders around the state of Florida to contribute to our knowledge of neotropical migrants and how we can conserve them for future generations.
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When: Nov 16, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time
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