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Science on Tap Online: Bird Behavior
September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$5
The next Science on Tap Online event at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 is all about birds. Watch on the Science on Tap Facebook Page or register on Zoom. Tickets are a $5 suggested donation on Patreon, or make a one-time donation here. Complete information can be found at www.scienceontaporwa.org/events/online_sept_24_birds/
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.
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. Buy the book directly from Princeton Press and get 40% off; use coupon code SCITAP. The offer is good through Oct. 1.
Visit the Science on Tap Facebook or YouTube page 7 p.m. on Thursday for the live show (refresh until you see the video post), or watch the high quality version on Zoom (register above). Recorded live shows are available on the Science on Tap YouTube channel within a day or two.