Date: 3/14/23 10:39 am
From: Barbara Stollsteimer <barbara.stoll...>
Subject: Bucks County Birders March meeting with Lauryn Benedict
Hello Birders,
Due to some scheduling conflicts, we will be having our March meeting a week early, Tuesday the 21st at 6:45pm, by Zoom only. This is an excellent presentation that you will not want to miss. Lauryn presented at last years PSO meeting. If you missed it then, now is your chance. Please email <bucksbirders...><mailto:<bucksbirders...> for the link.

Title: She sings too! Female bird songs in North America and beyond

Presentation description: Do female birds sing? They certainly do. Female bird song is more common and widespread than is generally appreciated. This presentation will offer an overview of the diversity of female songs, including many from North America and a few used in spectacular partner duets. It will discuss what can be learned from studying the songs of female birds, and explain how birders can help advance the field by looking for singing females in their own backyards.

Bio: Lauryn Benedict is fascinated by the social lives of birds. She has spent 20+ years researching birds to figure out how they use sounds to signal meaning and coordinate behaviors. Her recent work examines song in both male and female birds. Lauryn holds a B.A. from Cornell University and a Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley. She is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado, where she teaches about ornithology, animal behavior, and animal diversity.

Tentative Agenda:
"Early Birds Chat" - local notes
Membership Report
Heritage Conservancy's Bioblitz event for Croydon Woods May 18th and 19th
Beginning Birders 101 walk at Washington Crossing
April 29th trip to Bellplain State Forest
Program director search and other ways you can be involved!
7pm Lauryn Benedict Presentation

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