SFCC Library will present “Migrating Songbirds – Small and Mighty” at 1 p.m. March 9

Santa Fe Community College’s Library will present “Migrating Songbirds – Small and Mighty,” an online presentation with SFCC science professor Lenny Gannes, Ph.D., from 1 to 2 p.m. March 9. The free online presentation is open to the public, but participants must register by March 8 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8Q89R2V. Those who register will be sent a Zoom link for the event.

SFCC librarian Valerie Nye said, “We’re excited to offer this dynamic presentation to the public. We know that the public’s interest in birds has increased as more people are spending time outdoors during the pandemic.”

Professor Gannes added, “Bird migrants make tremendous journeys crossing oceans, deserts and continents. Migratory birds connect far-flung locations across the globe with their athletic feats of movement. And perhaps most importantly migratory birds are beautiful, inspiring and are part of our natural landscape. The presentation will focus on the amazing journeys of several migrant birds.”

Gannes has studied the physiology and ecology of songbirds migrating from Africa to Europe and Asia. He has involved undergraduate students in his research. He has also investigated nest-site selection of birds and researched the impacts of climate change on migratory birds. He currently teaches ecology, environmental science and biology to science majors and non-majors at Santa Fe Community College.

OF NOTE: Professor Lenny Gannes, Ph.D., is available for interviews. Please email him at leonard.gannes@sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1757.  See a more extensive bio here.


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