Synopsis: It’s a conversation that comes up each autumn, as soon as temperatures dip and migrants start heading south, "Will this be a year when winter finches grace our county or better yet-our feeders?" For many birdwatchers, their once-every-few-years appearance seems like a mix of mystery and serendipity. But there’s a science to it. It was long-time finch forecaster Ron Pittaway who helped crystallize the connections between the trees in Canada and the movements of birds such as crossbills, redpolls, finches, and other irruptive species. Ron has now passed the baton to our speaker.
About the speaker: Tyler Hoar is a freelance biologist and ecologist from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, who’s spent his career traversing the Canadian landscape to observe the natural world.
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