Bird Molt: Weathered Feathers and Other Phenomena

When:
February 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
2017-02-21T19:00:00-06:00
2017-02-21T19:15:00-06:00
Where:
Heller Nature Center
2821 Ridge Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035
USA
Cost:
Free

Why do European Starlings look different in summer and winter? Why do first-year male Summer Tanagers and Orchard Orioles have different plumage from adults? The Field Museum’s Associate Curator of Birds John Bates will explain the basics of bird molt, how it can be observed in the field, and amazing stories of new things that scientists have learned about the molting process.