How Do Birds Survive Winter? (Online)

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Sunday January 9

2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM

Preregistration is required. This program is designed for adults.

To survive winter, our local feathered friends get really creative. Andy Fix, a longtime Cincinnati Nature Center member, photographer, and naturalist will share personal stories and photographs from his years of astute observations of bird behaviors. Winter can be harsh and scarcity of food can cause birds to rely on alternative foraging techniques, such as creating “bird gangs” to safely find reliable food sources. Learn how a small chickadee hardly weighing more than a tube of lip gloss can tough out the cold temperatures.  

You will learn:

  • Winter survival strategies used by different groups of birds.

  • How birds seek water and shelter in the winter.

  • How you can help.

About the Speaker:

Andy Fix has been an avid birder since the late 1960s when he started learning about our feathered friends and the many things they do. As a naturalist, he combines a lifetime of avian observation with a passion for photography to better understand bird populations, movement, and survival. Andy enjoys sharing his field experiences and bringing interesting aspects of bird life into perspective for everyone to enjoy.

This will be a live, virtual class on the Zoom meeting platform. Live auto-captioning will be available, and materials will be screen reader accessible. Your link to attend the meeting will be sent immediately after registering in a follow-up email. You do not need the Zoom application to participate. If you do not receive your Zoom link by January 9 at 12 pm, or if you have any trouble logging on, please contact us at

Member adult $5; nonmember adult $10.

*Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. All programs continue, rain or shine.     

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