‘Winged Migration’ screening with introductory talk on bird tracking
ROCKLAND — The Rockland Public Library and Friends of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge present a screening of the 2001 documentary Winged Migration, with an introductory talk about bird tracking, Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Carla Skinder, Friends Board member, and Carney Doucette, outreach coordinator for FOMCI, will talk about how biologists act as detectives, employing old and new technology to track birds. They'll set up a mist net and share some samples of transmitters and bird bands.
Winged Migration opens people’s eyes to the wonders of the natural world as they fly along with the world’s most gorgeous birds, according to a library news release.
Over the course of three years, five film crews followed a rich variety of bird migrations through 40 countries and each of the seven continents. Cinematographers used planes, gliders, helicopters and balloons to fly alongside, above, below and in front of the birds.
This event, co-sponsored with the Rockland Public Library, is part of Friends of Maine Coastal Islands NWR’s week-long celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week and the Centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union St. in Rockland.
This event is free and open to the public.