Hi all, The Cayuga Bird Club will be meeting tonight, Monday, November 11, at 7:30 at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, with cookies and conversation at 7:15. The public is invited to join. Please note that the doors will be locked when the auditorium reaches capacity (so get there early!).
Our speaker, Elizabeth Derryberry, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University in New Orleans, will give a presentation entitled, "Songbirds Rise Above the Din." Dr. Derryberry's talk will begin after the Bird Club meeting (~8:00). Cities are evolutionary recent environments that impose novel selection pressures on organisms, including birds. Noise, whether from the city or nature, may be enough of a nuisance to convince birds to change their tune. Elizabeth will talk about her studies which look at current and historical songs from urban and rural locations of White-crowned Sparrows in San Francisco and Marin County, CA, and compare how songs have evolved in each location. See you there! Laura Stenzler Cayuga Bird Club -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --