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Who is flying the longest distance: is it the arctic tern, the common cuckoo, or maybe the crane? Why do the birds fly from south to north in spring and back again in autumn? It is such a long journey!

This webinar is part four in a series of webinars about PHENOLOGY, which is the study of how plants and animals time their life events to the rhythms of the seasons. In the first part, I introduced you to phenology. In the second part, I told you about plants, and in the third part, I told you about insects. In this webinar, I will tell you about the phenology of birds, with emphasize on the species you and your pupils have observed in the EDU-ARCTIC Monitoring System. Later, I will follow up with webinars looking in detail at some of the Monitoring data. Please gather your pupils for these lectures, and let us explore your data for phenology patterns!

Presenter: Paul Eric Aspholm