Understanding Bird Behavior: An Illustrated Guide to What Birds Do and Why

Birds are intelligent, sociable creatures that exhibit a wide array of behaviors—from mobbing and mimicking to mating and joint nesting. They have creative foraging techniques, including tool usage and thievery. Their courtship rituals to woo and win mates can be elaborate, and while they can show cooperation, there can also be familial conflicts that crop up among parents, offspring, and siblings. 

In this special avian Science on Tap, biologist and author Dr. Wenfei Tong will describe scientific research and fascinating vignettes about the private lives of birds, from finding food and family life, to coping with climate and other threats. Drawing from her two books Understanding Bird Behavior: An Illustrated Guide to What Birds Do and Why and Bird Love: The Family Life of Birds, she will share detailed images of all kinds of bird behavior. Also, learn how you as a citizen scientist can help add to what we know about birds in your part of the world.

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    Thursday, September 24, 2020

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    7:00 pm Pacific

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    8:15 pm Pacific

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