Join the Moore Lab of Zoology for a seasonal bird walk, or two, around campus. 

18 Nov
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Add to Calendar 2021-11-18 08:00:00 2021-11-18 09:00:00 Staff + Faculty Fall Birding Series Join the Moore Lab of Zoology for a seasonal bird walk, or two, around campus.  Moore Lab of Zoology Occidental College America/Los_Angeles public
Event Date: Nov. 18, 2021

Want to spot which birds are here on campus this fall? Moore Lab's John McCormack and Ryan Terrill will be leading staff and faculty (students welcome too!) around Oxy grounds for two bird walks on Thursday, October 28 and Thursday, November 18. Join us as we take a look at the birds that are visiting us during fall migration.

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We'll be meeting in front of the Anderson Center for Environmental Sciences at 8:00 a.m. for both bird walks. Bring your binoculars, we will also have some to share.

About Us

Dr. McCormack is the Director and Curator of the Moore Laboratory of Zoology and an Associate Professor in Biology. John uses museum specimens and genomes to study the evolutionary history of birds, focusing especially on how both ancient landscape changes and more recent human-caused environmental changes affect birds' distributions, appearance, and DNA. 

Dr. Terrill is Moore Lab's Postdoctoral Researcher. As the lead on the Mexican Bird Resurvey Project, he is using big biodiversity data and genomic tools to understand how a century of human-caused change has impacted birdlife. Dr. Terrill studies the evolution of bird molt and is an expert on local birds. He serves on the California Bird Records Committee, the group that compiles the official state bird list.

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Photo of Townsend's Warbler on Oxy's Campus