Date: Monday March 5
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Knox Crescent Kensington and First Presbyterian Church 625 Godfrey Avenue, NDG
Feathering One's Nest - with David Bird
Where does Bird's Nest Soup come from? How do relics from two centuries ago end up in cormorants' nests? Which birds incubate their eggs in an Easy-Bake Oven? What nesting bird saved thousands of human lives in South America? How do birds build their nests so that their eggs do not end up as an omelette for a hungry predator? The answers to these questions, along with many more, will be revealed by Professor David Bird in yet another whimsical installment of his Ornithology 101 lectures.
As a Full Professor of Wildlife Biology and Director of the Avian Science and Conservation Centre of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Dr. David Bird has published over 175 scientific papers on birds of prey and supervised over 40 graduate students. He has written and/or edited several books, the most recent ones being Birds of Canada (published by Dorling Kindersley) and The Bird Almanac: A Guide to Essential Facts and Figures on the World's Birds. Dr. Bird is a regular columnist for the Montreal Gazette as well as for BirdWatcher's Digest magazine and its newsletter, Backyard Bird News