April 28, 2016

Swallow-tailed Kites by Dr. Ken Meyer, Avian Research and Conservation Institute

Ken Meyers

Ken Meyers

Kenneth Meyer, Ph. D., will speak about Swallow-tailed Kites, which breed primarily in Florida and migrate through the Keys every year on their way to Brazil their wintering grounds in Brazil. Meyers has been studying the species for 27 years.

Ken is Executive Director of the Avian Research and Conservation Institute, which specializes in using radio and satellite transmitters for data-driven bird conservation. ARCI runs several projects studying birds in the Florida Keys, tracking species like White-crowned Pigeons and Magnificent Frigatebirds. He will also give updates on these projects, as well ARCI’s upcoming collaboration with Cuban bird ecologists.

Swallow-tailed Kite carrying a wasp's nest by Tara Tanaka

Swallow-tailed Kite carrying a wasp’s nest by Tara Tanaka (click for larger view)

Swallow-tailed Kite by Nick Baldwin

Swallow-tailed Kite by Nick Baldwin (click for larger view)