PROGRAM: John Bates "Bermuda"

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

at the Levy Center - 7:30 p.m. Bobby's Room

Bermuda is 54 square miles of islands in the Atlantic Ocean and is a destination for tourists lying 650 miles east of North Carolina and is about the same distance from Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.  Despite its isolation, almost 400 bird species have been recorded here.  In April 2023, John Bates, Curator of Birds, Negaunee Integrative Research Center, Field Museum, and University of Chicago graduate student Louise Bodt organized a trip to study and sample European Goldfinches which have been living on the island for over 100 years.  Working with local experts they visited multiple sites on the island.  They will present on the birds of Bermuda based on their ongoing research and what they learned on their trip.