Virtual snowbird program offered

Winter is an excellent time to look for birds. Join natural historian Stephen Lyn Bales in a virtual program presented by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.

“Let’s Welcome the Snowbirds,” a Zoom presentation, will be an overview of species such as the dark-eyed junco, hermit thrush, and more that winter in Tennessee.

“The leaves are gone from the trees and they are more visible, plus there are several bird species that are only here in the cold weather months because they migrate from farther north or higher upslope to find food,” explains Bales.

Registration for this free online event is required. The format for this program will be Zoom. For the link to register go to: You will be sent a link in your confirmation for program access.

To contact Stephen Lyn or buy one of his UT Press books, go to Instagram @stephenlynbales.

In accordance with the University of Tennessee guidelines for COVID-19 precautions, programs are currently being presented online. Though the UT Arboretum Society’s educational programs are not on-site activities, the UT Arboretum Society is pleased to bring the public some great online options.