Member Meeting and 'A Bilingual Education Program Conserves Little Terns (Sternula albifrons) in Okinawa, Japan' Speaker Series June 1, 2021
Japan lists the Little Tern (Sternula albifrons) as endangered due to population declines and habitat loss. Their colony in the Awase Tidal Flat is the biggest in Okinawa, but due to dredging and a reclamation project, the main sandbar on which they nest has eroded and fewer birds are using it. New approaches to conservation education can help.
Member Meeting and Speaker Program, 'The Central Ohio Owl Project' with Blake Mathys, Ohio Dominican University May 2021 Recording
WCAS Board, project leaders, and members provide updates on member programs and services to advance the Audubon mission and invite community participation. Blake Mathys, Ohio Dominican University, presents an overview of “The Central Ohio Owl Project”, research insights, and how people can get involved.
Gaining a better understanding of Ohio’s owls is a goal of Ohio Dominican University ornithologist Blake Mathys. Last fall he launched the Central Ohio Owl Project, but his research actually extends beyond the title, as Mathys will accept owl reports from anywhere in the state.
Member Meeting and Speaker Program, 'Cute Chicks' with Carrie Elvey, Senior Naturalist and Community Engagement Coordinator, The Wilderness Center April 2021 Recording
Member Meeting and Speaker Program, 'Cute Chicks' with Carrie Elvey, Senior Naturalist and Community Engagement Coordinator, The Wilderness Center who examines the lives of young birds, survivorship rates and survival strategies April 2021 recording.
Examine the lives of young birds, survivorship rates and survival strategies.
Member Meeting and Speaker Program, 'What Is That Bird Doing?: Feeding Behavior', with Nancy Howell and Bill Deininger March 2021 Recording
Member Meeting and Speaker Program, 'What Is That Bird Doing?: Feeding Behavior', with Nancy Howell and Bill Deininger March 2021 Recording.
Through the wonderful videos taken by Bill Deininger, we will view many species of birds while feeding, discuss what they are feeding upon, adaptations for feeding, and how using these behaviors can help with bird identification.
Member Meeting and Speaker Program 'Robots, Drones and the Science of Studying Prairie-Chickens' with Dr. Jackie Augustine, Audubon of Kansas , February 2021 Recording
Member Meeting and Speaker Dr. Jackie Augustine, Executive Director, Audubon of Kansas, a behavioral ecologist who studies the mating behaviors of wild birds.
Member Meeting and 'Robots, Drones and the Science of Studying Prairie-Chickens' Speaker Series February 2, 2021
Dr. Jackie Augustine, Executive Director, Audubon of Kansas, is a behavioral ecologist who studies the mating behaviors of wild birds.
Member Meeting and Speaker Program 'Bird Migration: Linking Habitats Between Two Continents' with John Hannon, BirdLife International, US Representative, January 2021 Recording
Recording of the January 2021 WCAS Member Meeting and Speaker, John Hannon, BirdLife International, US Representative reviews the current state of bird conservation across the globe and how the BirdLife Partnership, which includes Audubon, is working throughout the Americas to combine community development with conservation, protecting the habitats of birds, and bringing awareness of the need for healthy ecosystems.
Member Meeting and 'Bird Migration: Linking Habitats Between Two Continents' Speaker Series January 5, 2021
John Hannon will share the current state of bird conservation across the globe and how the BirdLife Partnership, which includes Audubon, is working throughout the Americas to combine community development with conservation, protecting the habitats of birds, and bringing awareness of the need for healthy ecosystems.
Member Meeting and Speaker Program 'Lichens: An Overlooked Organism' with Tomas Curtis, Kent State University, December 2020 Recording
Tomas Curtis, student at Kent State University, will discuss the history of studying lichens including the work and accomplishments happening in Northeast Ohio. Listen to this pre-event conversation with Tomas Curtis to learn more!
Member Meeting and Speaker Program 'Emergent Mechanics of the Cup Nest and Its 'Mechanical Synthesis' with Dr. Hunter King, University of Akron, November 2020 Recording
Member Meeting and “Emergent Mechanics of the Cup Nest and Its 'Mechanical Synthesis” Speaker Series Tues Nov 3, 2020
Birds building this type of nest appear to embody an instinctive understanding of the emergent mechanics of thin, flexible, and frictional grains, one that is currently lacking in the scientific community.
Member Meeting and Speaker Program 'Bird and Moon: Comics With a Naturalist’s Knowledge' with Rosemary Mosco, October 2020 Recording
Rosemary Mosco is a wonderful naturalist who puts her naturalist eye into cartoons that are fun and also accurate. You will smile, if not laugh at the antics of birds and other wildlife in her renderings - all based on what she has seen.
WCAS Member Meeting and Hybridization of Cerulean and Parula Warblers, Summer Speaker Series, September 1, 2020
Watch the WCAS Member Meeting and "Hybridization of Cerulean and Parula Warblers", with Ryan Trimbath, Ecologist, Cuyahoga Valley National Park at the Summer Speaker Series, Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
In nature, hybridization between species is not common, but does occur. During the summers of 2014 and 2015, in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, an unusual warbler song was heard.
WCAS Member Meeting and Corey Ringle for Richfield Heritage Preserve, Summer Speaker Series, August 4, 2020
Watch the WCAS Member Meeting and Corey Ringle for Richfield Heritage Preserve, Summer Speaker Series, August 4, 2020.
The Member Meeting included chapter news and two special invitations intended to promote the Audubon mission and act as a bridge between local and global birding communities, followed by a presentation by David Lindo, aka 'The Urban Birder', on the "Basics of Urban Birding".
Ever wonder how to attract more birds to your home without buying bird seed? Audubon’s Michael Goldman will explain how to do just that. By planting native plants in your yard you too can have a whole menagerie full of birds.
Speaker Series: Emergent Mechanics of the Cup Nest and Its 'Mechanical Synthesis with Dr. Hunter King, University of Akron
Photo: Dr. Hunter King at The University of Akron received an NSF grant to study the collective mechanical interactions of disordered, randomly packed elastic filaments, or slender rods similar to twigs as used in birds' nests. Pictured here are "nest" materials in his lab. CREDIT Dr. Hunter King, The University of Akron
How do distinctive mechanical characteristics relate to structural demands of natural nests? Get your science on as we begin to address these questions through experiments with artificial 'nests', and observations of the construction process.
Speaker Series: Implications of Climate Change in the Arctic with Dr. Anne Farley Schoeffler, Educator, Seton Catholic School
The lives of many migratory birds, as well as charismatic wildlife, such as polar bears and killer whales are dependent on an environment that we may consider harsh. This presentation will cover the Arctic environment, Arctic amplification of climate change, and consequences for ecosystems.
Speaker Series: How Birds Shape the Air: The Structure and Function of Bird Wings with Dr. Tobin Hieronymus, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Across cultures and through history bird wings appear, grafted in their entirety, onto other beings or objects of symbols of speed or flight. Bneath the feathers lies a system of bones, muscles and tendons that governs flight mechanics in a very concrete way. Join us to explore the evolutionary story and anatomy of bird wings.
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