Event/Webinar Title: The Strange and Wondrous Adaptations Birds Rely On to Get By
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Comments: AT23-068 Hybrid The Strange and Wondrous Adaptations Birds Rely On to Get By, San Antonio, Presenter: Roger Lederer (AT=1h)
Event Date: 3/22/2023
Event Time: 6:30p-8:00p
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
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.
Dr. Roger Lederer 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. Dr. Lederer taught at California State University, Chico for 30 years, served as a consultant, and presented hundreds of public presentations to a wide variety of audiences. He has been consulted by the BBC, National Geographic, National Public Radio, National Canadian Television, the Guinness Book of World Records, The New Yorker, ABC News, and many other organizations, publications, and individuals for authoritative information on birds via his popular website, Ornithology.com.
Dr. Lederer served as Chair of Biological Sciences, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Director of the Bidwell Environmental Institute and established and served as the first Endowed Professor of Environmental Literacy. During his tenure at California State University, Dr. Lederer generated over one million dollars in grants in support of science education endeavors.
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Alamo Colleges District,
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San Antonio, TX
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Dr. Roger Lederer
Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at California State University
Bexar Audubon Society