SFCC Presents ‘Migrating Songbirds – Small and Mighty’

SFCC science professor Lenny Gannes gets a close-up view of a warbler. Courtesy/SFCC

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SANTA FE — Santa Fe Community College’s (SFCC) Library is presenting “Migrating Songbirds – Small and Mighty,” an online presentation with SFCC science professor Lenny Gannes, Ph.D.

The free online presentation is 1-2 p.m. March 9 and open to the public, but participants must register by March 8 here.

Those who register will be sent a Zoom link for the event.

“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,” SFCC librarian Valerie Nye said.

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 also has 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.

For more than 35 years, Santa Fe Community College has been the gateway to success for individuals and the community by providing affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological and economic needs of a diverse community. SFCC is designated a ”2019 Best for Vets” and a “2015 Military Friendly” school. The college serves more than 15,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult programs. For further information, https://www.sfcc.edu/  or call 505.428.1000. Follow us: SFCC on Facebook, SFCC on Twitter, SFCC on LinkedIn.

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