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Save the Date – Bear Divide Trip with Dr. Ryan Terrill

Join KBO’s Science Director for an avian awe-inspiring experience, a spectacle of spring bird migration that is on full display at Bear Divide in the western San Gabriel Mountains. Bear Divide’s topography is a funnel for long-distance migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway. Visitors and scientists can see and study migratory birds up close and personal.

Led by Dr. Ryan Terrill, a collaborative group of scientists is counting thousands of birds each spring morning as they pass over a low saddle in the mountains on their way north. The Pacific Coast has previously lacked a place to monitor diurnal bird migration similar to well-known East Coast migration hotspots like Cape May, and the data we collect will help us understand how well birds are doing as they respond to changing habitats and climates.

You can watch a video of Ryan’s presentation to the Pasadena Audubon Society in 2022 here to learn more about Dear Divide. 

The trip will take place from April 24 to 28, 2024—price to be determined. Registration opens on February 5th.