Museum Director Will Lecture On Bird Life History

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–San Bernardino County Museum Director and ornithologist Robert McKernan will discuss three life history elements in a bird’s life at the museum on Saturday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m. The presentation is included with museum general admission.

“There are three critical things in the life of a bird: molting, breeding and migration,” said McKernan. “Molting is a complex process that occurs in response to hormonal fluctuations brought about by seasonal changes. Breeding includes establishing territories, nesting, and incubation. Migration is a biannual phenomenon that occurs throughout the world.”

In “Three Critical Things in the Life of a Bird,” McKernan will explore these life history essentials and present examples pertaining to regional bird ecology.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 am to 5pm. General admission is $8 (adult), $6 (military or senior), $5 (student), and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sb countymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is 909-307-2669 ext. 229 or (TDD) 909-792-1462.

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