Journalists-only luncheon: ‘Forecasting Seasonal Bird Migration’ with Cornell ornithologist Andrew Farnsworth on Sept. 6 in NYC

WHAT: “Forecasting Seasonal Bird Migration” – with Andrew Farnsworth of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Farnsworth is based in New York City.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 from Noon to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Cornell’s ILR Conference Center, 16 East 34th Street, 6th floor, Midtown Manhattan

MEDIA: You are invited to attend this journalists-only luncheon with Cornell ornithologist Andrew Farnsworth. To RSVP, please contact Blaine Friedlander, bpf2@cornell.edu or (607) 254-8093. Media are invited to photograph, videotape, and record.

NEW YORK – Much like predicting rain, snow or hurricanes, Cornell ornithologists are currently working to complete a complex feat: a real-time, bird-migration forecast app.
Journalists, science writers and meteorologists are welcome to attend “Forecasting Seasonal Bird Migration” with Andrew Farnsworth, Ph.D., Cornell Lab of Ornithology research associate, on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 from noon to 1:15 p.m., at Cornell’s ILR Conference Center, 16 East 34th Street, 6th floor, Midtown Manhattan.

Farnsworth, a Cornell ornithologist based in New York City, explains one of the most intricate and dynamic natural phenomena on the planet – bird migration. Farnsworth and colleagues at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Oregon State University and NOAA are using an array of scientific data to create migration forecasts for the autumn and spring. The project’s goals: real-time predictions of bird migration, and developing an app that allows the general public, television and radio meteorologists, and print journalists to easily provide “bird migration” forecasts.

About Inside Cornell: This event is part of a monthly series held in New York City featuring researchers and experts working at Cornell University’s centers in Ithaca, Manhattan and around the world. The free, catered lunch sessions are on-the-record, and media members are welcome to record video and audio as desired.

Media Contact:
Blaine Friedlander
bpf2@cornell.edu
Desk:  (607) 254-8093
Mobile: (607) 351-2610

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