In Red Deer for only one night on an Alberta tour! Co-hosted by Kerry Wood Nature Centre, Red Deer River Naturalists and Ellis Bird Farm, we are pleased to present Dr. David M. Bird.
As an Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Biology at McGill University, Dr. Bird has published 200 scientific papers, supervised 50 graduate students, and has written/edited ten books. Dr. Bird is a past-president of the Raptor Research Foundation Inc. and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists. He writes a bird column for Bird Watcher’s Digest and Canadian Wildlife magazines and does a biweekly video blog for Brome Bird News. Most recently, Dr. Bird has become a champion of renaming the Canada Jay and having it made Canada’s National Bird.
Come here him speak about Feathering One’s Nests. Why do birds use nests? How do they choose where to build them? Why do some birds nest in colonies? Could you build a 9,000 pound nest using only your toes and lips? How did 25 pounds of gold eyeglass frames end up in a crow’s nest? You will not believe some of the things birds do to house their eggs and babies!
All are welcome, you do not have to be a member to attend.