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Alexander Lees

March 21, 2022

When a bird wanders far out of its natural range, that is an example of avian vagrancy. The recent sightings of Steller’s Sea Eagle in Massachusetts and Maine are an extreme example of vagrancy. Birders live for the chance to spot a vagrant species. On this episode of Inquiry, we talk with ALEXANDER LEES. He is a Senior Lecturer in Biodiversity at Manchester Metropolitan University and an associate of the Cornell Lab in Ornithology. His new book is a global view of why and where birds wander: VAGRANCY IN BIRDS.