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Laura Erickson, "Winter Survival"

October 21, 2019

Laura lives in northern Minnesota, where winter night temperatures frequently drop to below zero, occasionally reach 20 or 30 below, and once even dropped to 60 below. What adaptations do northern birds have that allow them to survive and even thrive in those harsh conditions? And how are milder winters already hurting such species as Gray Jays and Great Gray Owls?


Laura Erickson is one of the the American birding community’s most prolific writers and speakers. She has authored and co-authored a number of books including 101 Ways to Help Birds, The Bird Watching Answer Book, Sharing the Wonder of Birds with Kids, Birds of North America: the National Geographic Pocket Guide, Identifying Birds of Prey, and several others. She’s an editor and columnist for Bird Watching magazine and science editor for the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, hosts the long-running radio program “For The Birds”, and has won the National Outdoor Book Award and the American Birding Association’s Roger Tory Peterson Award.

Annual Members' Meeting

December 9, 2019

Have you always wanted to show a few slides to the rest of the club, but only feel like standing up there and talking for 5 or 10 minutes instead of 45+? Did you take some photos during a club trip or other event that you think people would enjoy seeing? Would you like to briefly celebrate your favorite bird species or birding spot? Is there an identification challenge that you think birders should keep in mind during the imminent Christmas Bird Counts? If any of these sound like you, or if you have some other reason for wanting to participate, contact programming chair Josh Rose and let him know!

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