Date: 10/5/17 12:18 pm From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> Subject: [wisb] Birds and Vision Free Program MKE County
Wisconsin Metro Audubon Program Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7:00 PM Wehr Nature Center 9701 W. College Ave. "Seeing the World Through the Eyes of Birds" Presenter: Dennis Miller, Volunteer Naturalist Wehr Nature Center Animals in general and birds in particular "see" the world in ways which are quite different than the visual capabilities of humans. This presentation takes the many characteristics of bird vision, as well as other animals, and compares them with the vision capabilities of humans. It will then look at what methods can be used to illustrate how these non-human vision capabilities can be modeled to gain a better understanding what they actually mean in practice. For example, birds process visual information about 5 times faster than humans. Using cameras and software processing, what humans would see flying into a bush and finding a place to land and what a bird likely sees can be illustrated. While it’s not possible to actually "see" through the eyes of birds, our technology can be used to at least get some understanding of what birds and other animals see that humans do not.