Professor Scott MacDougall-Shackleton, Director of Advanced Facility for Avian Research at UWO, gave a presentation on birds and how they respond to changes in weather and daylight, and how they cope with the winter.
Some bird behavior is guided and influenced by the length of daylight. This is one of the factors that influences migration. Birds migrate based partially on day length. Hours of daylight let them know it is time to start their spring and fall migrations. Even caged birds display migratory restlessness by fluttering their wings and moving back and forth inside their cages during migration time for their species.
This monthly presentation begins with a social gathering starting at 7pm. Come and get to know other Lambton Wildlife members and enjoy some refreshments. Our exciting featured speaker, who is an expert on birds, will begin his talk after our social gathering and LWI announcements. Did you know that birds are weathermen?
Birds have a remarkable ability to change with the seasons and respond to changes in the weather. Professor Scott
MacDougall-Shackleton from University of Western Ontario will review how birds use daylight to prepare for the changing
seasons, how birds cope with winter, and how birds can predict the weather.
Professor Scott MacDougall-Shackleton talks about birds and how they use daylight to prepare for changing seasons, how they deal with winter and even how they predict the weather.
Join Lambton Wildlife for our monthly social get together followed by our guest speaker.
Joins us at 7pm for refreshments before the evening begins at 7:30pm.