April 8, 2016
Doors at 6:30, Film at 7:00 PM
Red Circle Sponsor: Susan Beaven
St. Petersburg Audubon Society is a local non-profit environmental organization dedicated to conservation. The screening of this film is part of a year-long initiative named Project Shorebird (www.ProjectShorebird.org) aimed at educating Audubon and community members about the impact of climate change on coastal bird populations.
The film is not rated.
Running time is 1 hour 24 minutes.
For thousands of years, songbirds were regarded by mankind as messengers from the gods. Today, these creatures – woven inextricably into the fabric of our environment – are vanishing at an alarming rate. Under threat from climate change, pesticides and more, populations of hundreds of species have dipped dramatically. As scientists, activists and bird enthusiasts investigate this phenomenon, amazing secrets of the bird world come to light for the first time in this acclaimed and visually thrilling documentary. Find out what’s killing our songbirds, and what can be done about it. As in ancient times, songbirds may once again be carrying a message to humans – one that we ignore at our own peril.
We will have a brief talk about climate change and its impact on local shorebirds.
NYTimes Review of the film: