Noah Strycker - Annual Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, Texas
Birds aren’t people, but just how different are they from us? They have the same basic requirements we do: food, shelter, reproduction. And they can do some amazing things! Approaching bird behavior from new and surprising angles, Noah Strycker explores the astonishing homing abilities of pigeons, extraordinary memories of nutcrackers, self-image in magpies, life-long loves of albatrosses, particle physics of starling flocks, and other mysteries—revealing why birds do what they do, and how we can relate. With humor and wit, and drawing deep from cutting-edge science and anecdotes from the field, Strycker’s presentation will leave you with renewed inspiration about our close connections with birds.
TOPIC: “Bird World: Fascinating Parallels Between Bird and Human Behavior“
SESSION: Friday, February 21 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: The University of Texas Marine Science Institute