Acclaimed science and nature writer Jennifer Ackerman shares stories about her travels and cutting-edge research on the newly discovered brilliance of birds. From the bowerbird habitats of Australia to the rainforests of New Caledonia and the beaches of Barbados, Ackerman journeyed the world to learn about these impressive creatures. Birds craft and use tools, sing to one another in regional accents, make complex navigational decisions without asking for directions, demonstrate astonishing feats of memory, deceive one another, eavesdrop, give gifts, even kiss to console. Join us to discover the intelligent behavior of birds evident in our own backyards, in parks, city streets, and country skies around the world.
The Genius of Birds (Penguin Press, 2016)
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
3:00pm – 5:00 pm
National Wildlife Federation Building
11100 Wildlife Center Dr.
Reston, VA 20190