Winter can be a trying time for birds, often combining extreme temperatures and increased snow cover with low food availability and increased energy demands. Despite these harsh conditions, many species of birds from your backyard to the Arctic tundra find amazing ways to persist throughout winter. Spencer Keyser, a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who is studying the ecology of winter birds, will discuss some of the major ways birds survive winter weather from their physiology to behavior, and how citizen science can continue to inform us on how winter climate may shape the ranges of these amazing winter warriors.
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