Anyone with Facebook could watch in real time as the AAS birders described the birds they were seeing and hearing. Viewers could ask the leaders questions about the birds. Betuel, for instance, talked about a “loudly singing” ovenbird, a “squeaky” brown-headed nuthatch and some “vocal” yellow-rumped warblers as he observed them. Hamner described activity at a great blue heron rookery that she was watching.
Dozens of viewers tuned in for the livestreaming event. Since then, some 2,000 folks have watched a recorded video of it on AAS's Facebook page. Now, says spokeswoman Dottie Heat, the society plans to conduct a virtual bird walk every Friday at 9 a.m. To watch, go to https://www.facebook.com/atlanta.audubon.society/.
IN THE SKY: From David Dundee, Tellus Science Museum astronomer: The moon will be first quarter on Thursday morning. Venus is low in the west at dusk and sets about an hour later, and will appear near the moon this evening. Mars rises about four hours before sunrise. Jupiter and Saturn rise in the east around midnight.