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CANCELLED – Why Birds Sing and Other Wonders of Animal Communication
March 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Speaker: Greg Budney
Host: Doug Waterman
Start Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
This presentation explains the basics of how and why birds vocalize (as well as other animals) and features many interesting and astonishing examples (including a humorous Common Loon recording) and explores a range of behaviors from courtship to warning signals. Greg is the retired former Audio Curator of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds, the world’s largest collection of wildlife sound recordings. He is also an experienced bird sound recordist and has produced numerous audio guides to sounds of birds of the Americas. He has trained hundreds of biologists and citizen scientists in techniques for capturing the sounds of wildlife for research, conservation, and education. Photo of Greg Budney with parabola was taken by Eduardo Inigo Elias.