February Ecology Club: Bird Language Basics

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Birds are one of the most vocal animals on Earth. Through their vocalizations and movement, they continually broadcast the drama happening on the land.  Many birds need to be keenly aware of predators from above, like a Cooper's hawk on the hunt, as well as those hunting in the trees and on the ground. For people looking to read the landscape, paying attention to and understanding the vocalizations of birds can reveal that beyond which we humans notice on our own. As the light begins to rapidly increase, February is a great time to dive into the basics of bird language.  Join naturalist and educator Ashley Conley for a night of learning how to decipher basic patterns of song and alarms that will help you tap into this amazing interspecies communication.  

About Ecology Club: Join us on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss an ecological theme that pertains to Bark’s work on Mt Hood or seasonal skills to give the community a deeper appreciation and understanding of NW ecology. Some months we will have presenters sharing their skill or knowledge with the community. Others, we will work as a group on a predetermined theme to discuss a broader topic, such as as "thinning", fire ecology, wildflowers, birds, road ecology, or other topics the group is inclined to discuss.

At the close of each meeting we leave time open to further explore the topics of the evening, delve deeper into Bark's work to protect Mt Hood and browse the Bark library. Our library is more than a physical space; it is also intangible, represented by volunteers who are knowledgeable and accessible for people interested in learning more about our work, ecology, public lands management and advocacy. Come peruse our newly acquired selection of resources on everything from hiking to climate justice, and learn about what you can do to protect Mt. Hood National Forest!

Call us at 503-331-0374 or email michael@bark-out.org

Where: Bark office: 351 NE 18th Ave Portland, OR 97232 (next to the Circuit Climbing Gym).
When: 6:30-8:30pm every second Wednesday.