Understanding Bird Songs: Nature Matters


Spring is in the air and birds are beginning to sing all around us. We are captivated by these songs and humans have marveled at bird songs since the beginning of time, but how can we begin to understand the many complex vocalizations that birds make? In this presentation, David Lukas will discuss how birds produce their songs and calls, how birds use these vocalizations in different settings, and how we study bird songs. Expect to come away from this presentation with a deeper understanding of the bird songs you hear this spring.

This free event is online. The 7 p.m. presentation takes place May 13 online via Facebook Live on Fort George Brewery’s Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/FortGeorgeBrewery/

David Lukas is a bird expert and author who has written many books and articles about birds. His most recent book, Language Making Nature explores how we can create new words for speaking of the natural world. More of his work can be found at http://www.lukasguides.com.

Nature Matters, a lively conversation about the intersection of nature and culture, takes place on the second Thursday of each month from October through May. Nature Matters is hosted by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in partnership with the North Coast Watershed Association, the Lewis & Clark National Park Association, and the Fort George Brewery + Public House.

For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471, check out http://www.nps.gov/lewi or Lewis and Clark National Historical Park on Facebook.


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