Date: 3/11/23 4:27 am
From: Cynthia Ehlinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Two Weeks until COA Annual Meeting featuring Genius of Birds author Jennifer Ackerman 3/25
JUST TWO WEEKS UNTIL Genius of Birds author Jennifer Ackerman speaks at the
online COA Annual Meeting on 3/25. Register below.

Connecticut Ornithological Association is thrilled to present science
writer and author Jennifer Ackerman as the keynote speaker for the 2023
Annual Meeting. The online Zoom event takes place on Saturday, March 25.
The COA Business Meeting begins at 6:30 pm with elections of Board members,
officers and awards, Ms Ackerman will speak at approximately 7:30 pm on the
topic of her New York Times bestseller The Genius of Birds. The keynote
talk will not be recorded, so you must be present online to hear the talk.

Join Jennifer Ackerman and experience her adventures firsthand, from the
beaches of Barbados to the rainforests of New Caledonia, as she shares
stories and stunning photos from her journey to better understand the
feathered geniuses around us. Learn how birds make and use their own tools,
teach one another new skills, count, navigate, exercise astonishing feats
of memory, create works of art, communicate in ways that resemble language,
and even pass along cultural traditions.

A bird-lover since childhood, Jennifer Ackerman has been writing about
birds and nature for more than three decades.

- She is the author of nine award-winning books, including The Genius of
Birds (Penguin Press, 2016), an international bestseller that examines how
research has completely revised our view of the creatures we used to regard
as ‘bird brained’.
- Her most recent book, What an Owl Knows: The new science of the
world’s most enigmatic birds (forthcoming from Penguin Press, June 2023),
explores recent findings on the biology, behavior, and conservation of owls.
- The Bird Way (Penguin Press, 2020) explores new scientific research
that is dramatically shifting our understanding of birds—how they live and
how they think. It was selected as “A Nature Book of the Year” by the
London Sunday Times and was a finalist for the Edward O. Wilson Literary
Science Writing Award.
- Jennifer’s books have been translated into 30 languages, and her
articles and essays have appeared in National Geographic, The New York
Times, Scientific American, and many other publications.

Zoom Registration is $10 (online only using a credit card or PayPal)
Register in advance at:
To pay directly with a credit card, scroll down from the PayPal link to the
“Pay with Debit or Credit Card” link. Assistance with registration and
using the Zoom application is available, if needed, by emailing
<zoomhelp...> .

COA members and non-members are welcome to attend.

Cynthia S. Ehlinger
for Connecticut Ornithological Association <>

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