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North Fork Audubon Present Nocturnal Avian Migration with Custer Institute
August 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
For this special presentation co-hosted by the Custer Institute, Tom Auer, Conservation Data Manager of the National Audubon Society, will talk about the nocturnal avian migration, from the biology behind why birds fly at night, to the methods that scientists use to study birds during this migration, to the many ways that all birders can enjoy and experience birds flying overhead in the night sky.
As Conservation Data Specialist, Tom focuses on data management, tracking, analyses, mapping, and other activities involved in identifying, understanding and conserving the Important Bird Areas network. Recently, he has helped develop data management plans for an organizational species taxonomy standard and a climate change data visualization engine, has produced analyses of the Important Bird Areas network, and has had his map of the IBA network featured in Volume 29 of the ESRI Map Book. He holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Minnesota – Duluth and an MSc in Geography from Penn State.
Prior to joining Audubon, Tom was involved with environmental web mapping, Geographic Information System, and cyberinfrastructure projects, including the Coastal Atlas of Abu Dhabi, the Ocean Observatories Initiative, and the Map of Life. An active eBirder, he currently volunteers as the Hotspot Editor for Montana. Tom joined Audubon in 2013.