A program on The Mysteries of Bird Migration will be presented at the East Cobb Library on Saturday, May 20, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The presentation by Giff Beaton, an airline pilot with decades of experience of exploring and photographing birds and bugs, will feature photos and maps on the physical challenges birds confront along their seasonal long-distance journeys.

Photo credit: Bob Zaremba/UGA Press

Beaton is the author of “Birding Georgia,” “Birds of Kennesaw Mountain,” “Birds of Georgia,” and “Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia and the Southeast.”

“Among us legions of nature lovers,” wrote AJC’s Wild Georgia columnist Charles Seabrook, “Giff Beaton is a superstar. He has been called Georgia’s Dean of Birding because of his unsurpassed knowledge of the state’s birds and the several books he has authored or co-authored on the feathered creatures.”

“I’m a pretty lucky guy,” Beaton told Seabrook, “birding and bugging all over the world.”

East Cobb Library is located at 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, in the Parkaire Landing Shopping Center. (770) 509-2730

“Build a Better World” is the theme for the library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program for all ages. For information on events at Cobb County public libraries, visit www.cobbcat.org.

Mysteries of Bird Migration by ‘Dean of Birding’ at East Cobb Library on May 20th
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