Gibraltar Historical Association announces its second talk of the season: “Bird Migration, Wisconsin’s Stopover Initiative.” Scheduled for July 12, 7 pm at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall in Fish Creek, enjoy an evening learning about the Wisconsin Stopover Initiative to protect, conserve,and enhance the habitats used by birds migrating through the Great Lakes and Mississippi River.
Every spring and fall, millions of migrating birds sweep through the Great Lakes region and stop at a variety of sites on their way to breeding grounds as far north as Greenland and the Arctic Ocean and wintering grounds as far south as Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego. These stopover sites provide birds with critical food and shelter during migration. Loss of stopover habitats poses an ongoing threat to the health and stability of migratory bird populations in the Great Lakes region.
Presenter Kim Greveles has first-hand experience, knowledge and a master’s degree in conservation biology from Central Michigan University. She has conducted and coordinated bird surveys for Michigan State Parks, Michigan Natural Features Inventory, The Nature Conservancy, and other organizations. In addition to coordinating the Wisconsin Stopover Initiative, Greveles also tracks rare and endangered birds for the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory Program and participates with the Wisconsin Chimney Swift Working Group.
Naturalist Andrew Schinkten will also be at the program with bird specimens. Visitors are invited to bring questions and experiences with bird migration in Door county. The event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.
This event is co-sponsored by Peninsula State Park and Gibraltar Historical Association. For more information find the Gibraltar Historical Association on Facebook.