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Scholars Gild – The Marvels of Bird Migrations

 Arden Scholars Gild Discussion

Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 PM

Lower Gild Hall

The Marvels of Bird Migrations:  Your birds, Our Birds – Where do they go?

Exploring the vast, long distance migrations of our North American birds reveals an insight into their incredible will to survive and continue the procreation of their specie.  Why do some birds migrate hundreds, thousands and tens of thousands of miles twice each year?  Why do some birds never migrate?  Where have our summer birds gone?  Are you aware that Delaware is one of the most important areas in the world for a number of migrating bird species?  From Blue Jays, woodpeckers, snow geese, shorebirds, hummingbirds and so many others, we will chat about the why, who, where and when’s of bird migrations through Delaware and beyond.

On September 16, join Mr. Bill Stewart and the Scholars Gild in the newly renovated lower Gild Hall at 7:30 PM for a fascinating presentation and discussion about our feathered friends.


Bill Stewart is the Director of Conservation and Community along with Young Birder Program Coordinator for the American Birding Association.  A passionate birder for over 37 years, Bill is currently serving as the Vice President of the Delmarva Ornithological Society (DOS).   For the past eight years, Bill served as the Conservation Chair for DOS and is the Founder and Coordinator of the Delaware Bird-A-Thon, the Wilmington Peregrine Falcon Webcam Project and the Lights Out! Wilmington initiative.  He also served on the Delaware Birding Trail committee from inception to completion and is Co-Director of the Delaware Dunlins Youth Birders.  Currently serving on the Board for the Friends of the Migratory Bird/Duck Stamp, Bill was awarded the 2010 Conservation Champion Award from the USFWS and the 2010 Citizens Award from the US Dept. of Interior for his bird conservation efforts.  In his free time, Bill likes to spend time with his five children, two grandsons and do a little surfing.


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