Learn about bird migration at Backyard Birding event

Bob Boekelheide will lead a discussion about migration at the next Backyard Birding event, set for 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 1, in the Rainshadow Hall at the Dungeness River Nature Center, 1943 W. Hendrickson Road.

The talk will focus on the phenomenon of bird migration and the natural rhythms of avian life that people can observe and study. Boekelheide, former director of the Dungeness River Audubon Center, will emphasize the migratory bird species seen in Clallam County — why they migrate, how they navigate and what routes they travel.

The discussion, the fifth in the series, will also emphasize why varied habitats are important and why migration is inherent to the health and sustainability of bird populations.

Admission to the series is free; however, event organizers suggest a donation of $5 per person to support ongoing education and bird conservation programs.

Note: The event will follow current COVID-19 health precautions as recommended by Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Clallam County Public Health, for the protection of our attendees and volunteer staff.