Backyard Birds – Beyond the Basics

May 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Zoom meeting online
Canadian Wildlife Federations

You are invited!

Please join us online on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. EST for a webinar with author and researcher, Dr. David Bird, who will shed light on the fascinating ways of birds and answer many questions on how to help them in various situations.

The number of folks deriving pleasure from the birds in their yards is increasing exponentially and they want to know more about these incredible creatures. For example, where do birds sleep at night? How do they deal with extreme cold? However, it is also fair to say that not all interactions with birds are positive. How do you stop birds from hitting windows or woodpeckers from damaging your home? And while a large number of informational books and websites focused on how to attract birds to the backyard do exist, this fun hobby sometimes creates new and vexing problems. Should you provide bath water in the winter? What should you do if you find a baby bird? How should you deal with hawks? Should you offer peanut butter and what things can you add to suet?

With at least three decades of experience in teaching ornithology, feeding birds, and writing and lecturing on backyard bird biology and challenges, enjoy a visual presentation by Dr. David M. Bird as he attempts to provide answers to these thought-provoking questions and many more.
David Bird
As an Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Biology of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Dr. David M. Bird has published close to 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers and supervised 50 graduate students on a wide range of wildlife themes, mostly on birds of prey and in more recent years, the application of UAVs (drones) to wildlife research and conservation. Until his retirement to Vancouver Island in 2013, he taught several university-level courses and has written and/or edited more than ten books. Dr. Bird is a past-president of both the Raptor Research Foundation Inc. and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists (SCO) and a regular columnist on birds for The Montreal Gazette for almost three decades. He continues to write a bird column for two magazines – BirdWatcher’s Digest and CWF’s Canadian Wildlife and does a biweekly video blog for Brome Bird News. He has been the recipient of several awards and honours over the years.

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Please note that this webinar will NOT be recorded.