PROGRAM: John Bates, "Why, and How do Birds Molt their Feathers?"

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

During development and as part of their annual cycles all birds change their feathers through molts.  Across all birds, this has led to a wide array of molt strategies in different species.  John Bates, Curator of Birds at the Field Museum, will give an overview of how, when, and why birds molt, emphasizing how community scientists can participate in documenting molts as you go birdwatching throughout the year.