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Etowah Library Speaker Series – Spring Migration through the Southeast

April 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Date: April 3, 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Etowah Library

Speaker: Pam Torlina, Community Engagement Director for Conserving Carolina

Torlina’s presentation will focus on the annual cycle of spring migration by songbirds through the southeast and the amazing feats these animals perform to ensure their species survives through the generations. The presentation will highlight some of the species that will begin arriving in our region soon, bringing with them bright colors and cheerful songs, sure signs of the renewal of spring.

After the presentation, guests will be invited to get an up-close look at nests, feathers and even bird specimens (it is illegal to possess any part of a migratory bird without the proper permitting, and Conserving Carolina is permitted by the federal government to collect and possess bird specimens to be used for educational purposes).

Torlina, a biologist, has been with the Conservancy for 17 years. She has over 25 years of experience as a field biologist, naturalist, and outdoor educator. She has worked with the South Carolina State Park Service, the City of Greenville Parks and Recreation-Youth Bureau, the New York State Office of Parks and Recreation and Historic Preservation, and Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve, in Haliburton, Ontario, Canada, where she has performed annual migratory and breeding bird surveys, surveys on nocturnal owls, hawks and woodpeckers, presented educational programs on birds for adults and children, conducted nest searches and nest record data in the U.S. and Canada, she has volunteered with a licensed bird bander, and she has participated in data collection for the most recent Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas and is currently a co-coordinator for the North Carolina Bird Atlas, region 9.

*Space is limited and pre-registration is required by visiting the Etowah Library’s calendar of events at this link. Registration opens at 10:30 am Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

The Etowah Library Speaker Series programs are made possible thanks to our partnership with the Henderson County Public Library.

Contact Pam Torlina, [email protected], with questions or for more information.


April 3
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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