Swifts, swallows, and martins live most of their lives on the wing, captivating audiences with aerial acrobatics as they catch insects midair and skim pond surfaces to bathe and drink. They build nests not only in nest boxes and tree cavities, but also in chimneys, on the side of buildings, under bridges, and in sand banks. During fall migration, they gather in flocks that can number over one hundred thousand individuals, creating swirling clouds of birds that awe onlookers. This online presentation will introduce these fascinating birds and where best to observe the fall migration spectacle in Massachusetts, New England, and beyond.
Presenters:Kathy Seymour, bird and nature lover who has been leading bird trips, teaching classes, and conducting bird banding research at Drumlin Farm for over fifteen years. Jane Sender, an avid birder who enjoys teaching others about birds and co-leading bird trips with Kathy for Drumlin Farm.
24 hours before program start you will receive login information and instructions to join this program via Microsoft Teams.