Upcoming in Rocheport, Mo.
Unlocking the Mysteries of Migration with the Motus Wildlife Tracking System
Presentation by Sarah Kendrick
Join Migratory Bird Biologist Sarah Kendrick to learn how advances in tracking technology are allowing us to learn more and more about our smallest migrant birds and how this information is working to target conservation efforts.
Time and Place
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Les Bourgeois Vineyards Bistro
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Presentation by Migratory Bird Biologist Sarah Kendrick
Tuesday, September 12th, 2023
- 7 p.m. presentation (6 p.m. Social Hour)
- Register for Virtual Zoom Option here.
- Watch it LIVE on our YouTube Channel (and you can also catch the recording there later)
- The Bistro at Les Bourgeois Vineyards in Rocheport, MO
- Google Map – Directions Below
The Bistro Restaurant is closed on Tuesdays, but the bar will be open. You ARE welcome to come early, bring some food and gather with friends before the presentation. Speaker Series attendees are welcome after 6:00 p.m. Please note that the Hwy BB overpass at the Rocheport exit is still out – and a detour will need to be made depending on which direction you are coming from. For most people coming from Columbia, you will be able to arrive to the Bistro normally, but upon your return headed back East, the easiest way to get back to the highway will be a slight detour using W. Old Rocheport Rd to Route J.
Hosted by Missouri River Relief
Join Sarah Kendrick to learn how advances in tracking technology are allowing us to learn more and more about our smallest migrant birds and how this information is working to target conservation efforts. One-third of the birds that breed in Missouri leave the U.S. in the non-breeding season for up to eight months of the year! According to a groundbreaking study in the journal Science in 2019, we have lost 29% of North American birds in the last 50 years. For our migratory birds, we must learn as much as we can in order to focus conservation where it’s needed most.
Sarah Kendrick is a Migratory Bird Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the eight states of the Midwest Region. Prior to that, she served as the State Ornithologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation for 5 years. Sarah acts as acoordinator for full annual cycle conservation and migration ecology, is a Midwest point of contact for the Motus Wildlife Tracking network, serves on national and international committees to address threats to migratory birds, and works to inspire conservation action to slow the decline of declining bird
populations. Sarah is a Missouri native who enjoys birding, hiking, and soaking up nature with her husband Kip and their seven year-old son Abram.
- 14020 W. Hwy BB, Rocheport, MO
- Take I-70 to the Rocheport, MO, exit (Exit #115). It’s the first exit east of the Missouri River.
- Head north toward Rocheport.
- After about a mile, turn left at the sign for Les Bourgeois Bistro. Follow the signs to the Bistro. You will probably need to park in the lot above the Bistro and walk the trail down.
- The presentations are held in upstairs in the restaurant. The restaurant is no longer open on Tuesdays but the bar is! You are welcome to bring your own food or snacks.
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The Big Muddy Speaker Series in Rocheport
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Special thanks to Les Bourgeois Vineyards for giving us the opportunity to use their beautiful space overlooking the Missouri River. All speakers are presenting for free! Thank you all for sharing your knowledge with us!
The Big Muddy Speaker Series also takes place in St. Charles.
The views and opinions expressed by our presenters do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of Missouri River Relief, the Big Muddy Speaker Series or any of the partners that support this public forum. The Big Muddy Speaker Series believes that hearing diverse perspectives is a crucial building block for an informed public.