Date: 3/3/17 6:10 am
From: Marc Devokaitis <mdevokaitis...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] MONDAY NIGHT SEMINAR: Perspectives on Nocturnal Bird Migration: What We've Learned from BirdCast
Hi Everyone:

Please join us for the next Monday Night Seminar, featuring Andrew
Farnsworth <> of Birdcast
this coming Monday at 7:30pm. As always, the seminars are held in the
auditorium and free and open to the public. The doors open at 7:00.

We will be streaming this seminar live. Bookmark for quick
access on Monday evening. Hope to see you there!

March 6th, 7:30PM
Perspectives on Nocturnal Bird Migration: What We've Learned from BirdCast

*Speaker: *Dr. Andrew Farnsworth, Research Associate, Cornell Lab of

Bird migration is a spectacular phenomenon that has long captured the
attention of human observers. The Cornell Lab's BirdCast project
uses state-of-the-art machine learning and computer science, along with
data from radar and acoustic monitoring, to uncover migration secrets.
Andrew Farnsworth will talk about some of the novel insights revealed by
this fascinating project.

*You can watch any of our past live-streamed seminars via the **free video
seminar archive* <>* on our website.*

Upcoming Monday Night Seminars:


April 3, 2017

Juan Pablo Culasso

*A World of Sound*

A blind birdwatcher from Uruguay proves you don’t need sight to see.
Through the sounds of nature he is able to envision the world that
surrounds him. Juan Pablo Culasso is one of the best birdwatchers in the
Americas by using his ears, not his eyes. He was born blind and as a child
learned to identify the feathered creatures by their voices. As an adult,
his career is recording the sounds of nature. Last year, he had the
opportunity, as a guest of the Uruguayan government, to travel to
Antarctica to learn the landscape of the world’s last wilderness through
its sounds. Join us to hear from Juan Pablo about his travels to this
remote place and what he discovered there.

May 1, 2017

Dr. Christine Sheppard, Bird Collisions Campaign Manager, American Bird

*Bird Mortality From Collisions With Glass: What we’ve learned, what we
need to know, what you can do*

You probably think that you can see glass – but long ago, you learned a
concept – glass is an invisible barrier or reflective illusion – that birds
never understand. As many as a billion birds die each year in the U.S.,
nearly half of them on home windows. In the last decade, many scientists
have contributed pieces to the puzzle of how birds really see the world.
This has established a basis for developing new solutions for existing
glass, as well as materials and design strategies for creating new,
bird-friendly buildings. Most architects, urban planners – most people –
don’t understand why birds are important and how big the collisions problem
is. Virtually everyone has seen or heard a bird hit glass, but think of it
as a rare occurrence. Dr. Christine Sheppard will discuss the tools we have
to solve the problem and the big job ahead getting those solutions
implemented. However, this is one conservation issue where individuals can
take immediate action and see immediate results.

Marc Devokaitis

Public Information Specialist

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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