Birds Can Save the World, 5/19/2010, 7:00 pm, Eaton Canyon Nature Center
- Reminder: You are cordially invited to the next Pasadena Audubon Society
Title: Birds Can Save the World Date: Wednesday May 19, 2010 Time: 7:00
pm - 9:00 pm (Program begins at 7:30 p.m.)
Location: Eaton Canyon Nature Center Notes: Presented by: John
Be sure to arrive early for good seating!
In this illustrated lecture Fitzpatrick will emphasize the vital roles that
birds continue to play in fostering conservation of worldwide biological
diversity. Most important, birds represent our most accessible and sensitive
indicator of environmental health and ecological change. Today, thanks
especially to the Internet, individual citizens have unprecedented
opportunities to provide real data that answer important questions about
bird populations at continental scales. Humans literally are beginning to
serve as worldwide biosphere sensors. The question is, do we also have the
will to self-correct? Birds present us with numerous motivations to do so,
and an excellent barometer for measuring our successes and failures.
Rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker in 2005 provided a clear case in
point, and I will suggest what the "Lord God Bird" teaches us about both
human nature and environmental protection.
Since 1995, Dr. Fitzpatrick has been Director of the Cornell Laboratory of
Ornithology and professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell
Hope to see you there,
Pasadena Audubon Society
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