This is a repeating eventmarch 22, 2023 6:30 pmmay 24, 2023 6:30 pm
Bexar Audubon Monthly Meeting
wed26apr6:30 pmwed8:00 pmBexar Audubon Monthly MeetingSpeakers series on all things avian and wild.
Bexar Audubon is a diverse and supportive community that values our natural world and works together to ensure a healthy habitat for birds, other wildlife, and people. They
Bexar Audubon is a diverse and supportive community that values our natural world and works together to ensure a healthy habitat for birds, other wildlife, and people. They host regular outings and events, including a monthly meeting on a range of environmental topics.
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The Strange and Wondrous Adaptations Birds Rely On to Get By by Dr. Roger Lederer
When we see birds flying from branch to branch happily chirping or snatching up bugs, it is easy to imagine they lead a simple life of freedom and flight, like the bluebird of happiness. What we don’t see is the arduous, life-threatening challenges they face at every moment, such as predators, competitors, weather, and human-made obstacles. There are myriad, and often almost miraculous, things that birds do every day to merely stay alive. Like the goldfinch which manages extreme winter weather changes by doubling the density of its plumage. Or urban birds navigating traffic by learning the posted speed limits. We now know something about 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. Based on the book Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs which “Reveals the strange and wondrous adaptations birds rely on to get by.” —National Audubon Society
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About Dr. Lederer
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 30 scientific research papers and eleven books, including Ecology and Field Biology, Amazing Birds (in seven languages), Latin for Bird Lovers, Birds of New England, Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs, and The Art of the Bird.
If you own Dr. Lederer’s book, please bring it to the meeting, and he will be happy to sign it for you. We will meet in person at Alamo Colleges District, 2222 N. Alamo Street.
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Alamo Colleges District
2222 N Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78215