2012-04-26 / Front Page

Audubon focuses on birdsong

 How do birds learn to sing such beautiful songs?  How and why do they produce so many different types of vocalizations?  And how do some of their social behaviors explain some common bird sounds?

Naturalist David Lukas will answer some of these questions and share his insights into the magical world of birdsong—from the ways we study birdsong, to the anatomy of how birds produce sounds, to some of their social behaviors--in his slide presentation, “The Mystery of Birdsong,” at the Yosemite Area Audubon Society’s monthly program Thursday, May 10.  His talk is scheduled at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa Methodist Church parish hall on Sixth Street in downtown Mariposa.

Lukas’s presentation includes images of birds, visual representations of their songs and recordings of birdsongs that exemplify his talking points.  His talk focuses not on how to identify birds by their sounds, but how to understand different types of bird calls we hear and the social behaviors behind those calls.


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