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Making Sense of Bird Senses: How Birds Perceive the World (Online)

October 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

| Free

Photo:  Milva DeSiena


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience the world like a bird?  In celebration of Bird Week, join University of Toronto PhD student Else Mikkelsen for a look into the biology of bird senses and communication.

Else will compare the ways in which birds and humans see and hear, and discuss why both sound and colour are important for bird communication.  You will also learn how the environment shapes birds’ use of sound and colour through resource availability and other pressures and trade-offs.


*Tickets must be reserved in advance.

**This program will take place on Zoom, so please make sure you have Zoom downloaded well in advance of the webinar.  A Zoom link can be found within your confirmation email, and will also be sent out one hour before the start of the program. Only one ticket required per household.


We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish people have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance offered by these lands and waters which enables us to live, work and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship practices and perspectives of the Coast Salish people.