Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: Drones & Birds - How Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are Changing Ornithology?

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV

What: Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program

Where: Hospice of the Panhandle, Education Center, Kearneysville

When: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM

Topic: Drones & Birds - How Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are Changing Ornithology?

Presenter: Andrew Wilson, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Cost: free

PVMN Re-Cert Eligible 

Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society on Wednesday, April 11th at 7:00 PM for our regular monthly program.

Mr. Wilson will present on Drones and Birds - How Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are Changing Ornithology? 

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, better known as drones, are a rapidly emerging technology that will impact many aspects of our lives in the near future. Mr Wilson will provide an overview of the many applications of drones in the study of birds. He will report on an innovative study conducted by Gettysburg College students to test the feasibility of using drones to count songbirds, and he hopes to convince you that this isn’t as silly a proposition as it sounds!

Andrew Wilson is a pioneer in using drones for bird and wildlife research. Andy has been an avid birder since childhood. In his native England he was an Ecologist at the British Trust for Ornithology for 10 years before moving to PA for grad school in 2004. Andy edited the 2nd PA Bird Atlas and is helping with data analysis for Ohio, Rhode Island, West Virginia and Virginia atlases. Andy is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Gettysburg College, and lives in Frederick MD with his wife and five-year old twins.

This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend.


Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430

GPS location is Food Lion, 50 Coast Guard Drive, Kearneysville (Hospice is directly across the street from Food Lion)


From WV Route 9, take the Short Road exit. If traveling east, take a left off the exit. If traveling west, take a right off the exit. Follow to the stop light at Sheetz.  Turn right. Take the next left across from Food Lion onto Hospice Lane. Follow the road back.

The office will be on your left (the inpatient facility will be on your right). The door to enter for the PVAS Program is to the right of the main office door. We will have a sign on the door. 

Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have.

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