Why Birds Flock

Why Do Birds Flock?

Why Birds Flock is the topic of the April 18, Redbud Audubon Society zoom program. The program starts at 7 p.m. and registration is achieved by clicking on the registration link.

You may have heard the old saying that birds of a feather flock together. But have you ever stopped to wonder why? Join Jessica Griffiths for a fascinating look at bird flocks and flocking behavior. Why do some species of birds form flocks, while others do not? Why do geese and ducks fly in a “V” formation?


How do birds flying in large flocks synchronize their movements to swoop and turn together? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this presentation, which touches on bird biology and behavior, and highlights some remarkable scientific discoveries.

Jessica Griffiths has worked as a wildlife biologist in California for 20 years, focusing on songbirds and monarch butterflies. She loves birding, and enjoys sharing her passion for birds and conservation via bird walks and public talks. She currently works as a wildlife biologist for Colorado State University’s Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) at Vandenberg Space Force Base.