Monday, March 05, 2012

Winter Lecture #3

Wednesday March 7, 2012
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, 6225 Godfrey Ave, NDG
Tips to identify North American Waterfowl - With: Rodger Titman

The other lectures in the series commence at 7.30 pm.

This is the third of the four BPQ Winter Lectures, to be held on alternate Wednesdays in February and March 2012.

Cost: $15 per lecture for BPQ members and $20 for non-members.

A look at ducks both on the water and in flight, noting cues that distinguish one species from another. Dabbling ducks generally sit high in the water and tip-up while divers sit lower and plunge. Specula, posture and vocalization can quickly lead to a positive ID. Different quirks, which are species characteristic, will be highlighted.

Rodger retired in September 2009 from the Department of Natural Resource Sciences, at McGill University where his main academic interest concerned the behavioral ecology of birds, particularly ducks. Since 2000, he has been an instructor in McGill’s Canadian Field Studies in Africa program during winter semesters in East Africa. Rodger served on the board of Bird Protection Quebec from 1978 to 2009, including a term as president from 2005 to 2007, and has experience with other conservation organizations having served on the boards of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Conservation de la Nature Quebec and the St. Lawrence Natural History Society Ecomuseum.

If you have not already registered and would like to check whether there is still space available, please contact:

Averill Craig at: 514-484-6575; e-mail
or Audrey Speck at: 514-514-487-4032; e-mail

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