Spring Birding with Art Martell and Daniel Donnecke

The Natural History Centre recently held our first spring birding event. On April 6th, Art Martell and Daniel Donnecke gave presentations on the island’s local forest and shore bird residents. In “Learning Bird Songs”, Art introduced our ears to the intricate world of bird songs, while Daniel provided a beautiful and engaging slideshow about “Birding on the Shores of Hornby.” The next day, despite dire storm warnings, birding enthusiasts ventured out on early morning walks. The 10 am group lucked out with beautiful sunshine. Altogether, 50 bird species were heard or seen in the air, the sea, the shore, and the woods. We are grateful to Art and Daniel for their expertise and generosity. Many thanks to everyone who attended.

Photo by barb biagi.

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