Program via Zoom – Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs Presented by Dr. Roger Lederer.
April 19 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
When we see a bird flying from branch to branch happily chirping, it is easy to imagine they lead a simple life of freedom, flight, and feathers. What we don’t see is the arduous, life- threatening challenges they face at every moment. Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs guides the reader through the myriad, and often almost miraculous, things that birds do every day to merely stay alive. Like the goldfinch, which manages extreme weather changes by doubling the density of its plumage in winter. Or urban birds, which navigate traffic through a keen understanding of posted speed limits. In engaging and accessible prose, Roger Lederer shares how and why birds use their sensory abilities to see ultraviolet, find food without seeing it, fly thousands of miles without stopping, change their songs in noisy cities, navigate by smell, and much more. Dr. Roger Lederer is Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at California State University, Chico, whose expertise is ecology, science education, and ornithology. He has published over twenty scientific research papers and ten books, including Ecology and Field Biology, Amazing Birds (in seven languages), The Birds of New England, Latin for Bird Lovers, Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs, and The Art of Birds. Dr. Lederer taught at the university level, served as the Dean of Natural Sciences, consulted governments, private organizations and schools on environmental issues, and presented hundreds of public presentations to a wide variety of audiences. He was the keynote speaker at the Snow Goose Festival in Chico and the Swan Festival in Marysville.
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