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Date:
October 29, 2014
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:
Downtown Eugene Public Library
Address:
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
Contact:
541-682-5450
Cost:
Free
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"Bird World" Talk at the Library

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

An entertaining illustrated talk by Noah Strycker, author of “The Thing with Feathers.”

An entertaining illustrated talk by Noah Strycker, author of “The Thing with Feathers.”

Approaching bird behavior from new and surprising angles, Strycker explores the astonishing homing abilities of pigeons, extraordinary memories of nutcrackers, self-image in magpies, life-long loves of albatrosses, particle physics of starling flocks, and other mysteries -- revealing why birds do what they do, and how we can relate. With humor and wit, this talk draws deeply from cutting-edge science and anecdotes from the field.


A well-known and widely published writer and photographer, Noah Strycker is Associate Editor of “Birding” magazine and author of a previous book, “Among Penguins.” He has studied birds on six continents with field seasons in Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Australia, Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, and the Farallon Islands, and his “life list” is approaching 2500 species. He also works as a naturalist guide on expedition cruises to Antarctica and Norway’s Svalbard archipelago.