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“Beaks, Bones and Bird Songs”

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Beaks, Bones and Bird Songs: How the Struggle for Survival Has Shaped Birds and Their Behavior

Author: Roger Lederer.  2016

June 25, 2019, 4 PM – 5:30 PM Free

Meeting at Dungeness River Audubon Center

[Learn more about the Book Discussion Group and upcoming book selections]

Come join UW Professor Emeritus Jim Karr for a lively discussion of a book that he’s described as: “A joyride through the secret lives of birds. Drawing on centuries of bird research and observation, Roger Lederer brings readers an engaging exploration of bird survival strategies and their evolutionary origins.”

Additional information from the publisher: It’s tough to be a bird. Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs guides the reader through the myriad things that birds do every day to merely stay alive. With ornithological science as the background, author Roger Lederer shares how and why birds use their sensory abilities to see ultraviolet, find food without seeing it, fly thousands of miles without stopping, change their songs in noisy cities, navigate by smell, and much more. 

This will be our last book discussion before taking our summer break through July and August. Don’t miss this opportunity for another engaging discussion of a fascinating topic.  The OPAS Book Discussion Group will resume in September.

Book Availability 

This book may be available directly or via inter-library loan through your local NOLS branch. Alternatively, please consider purchase options that directly benefit OPAS or DRAC.  It can be purchased in multiple formats through Amazon Smiles (smile.amazon.com; select Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society or Dungeness River Audubon Center as supported charity).  Books may be purchased or ordered in print format from DRAC (which benefits their educational programs) by stopping in or calling (360) 681-4076 with your credit card information.


June 25
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Dungeness River Audubon Center
Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States