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September 2020

Meeting Program – Cowbirds: villainous mobsters or falsely maligned native species? A biologist’s perspective. By Sarah Winnicki

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Brown-headed Cowbirds are notorious for their breeding system called "brood parasitism"-- they lay their eggs in the nests of hundreds of other bird species, forcing those birds to feed their ravenous young. They've been painted as dastardly villains, but what are they really? In this program, I'll walk through the biology of cowbirds, paying close attention to the ways they interact with their host species in Kansas and the current state of cowbird biology research. Sarah Winnicki is a PhD…

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October 2020

Meeting Program – Forest Park Owls: Hiding in Plain Sight by Mark H. X. Glenshaw

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mark H.X. Glenshaw is an award-winning naturalist who has closely observed and documented the lives of Great Horned Owls in Forest Park, a large urban park in St. Louis, Missouri, since December 20 05. Mark's work with Great Horned Owls involves extensive outreach as each year he gives dozens of talks across Missouri and Illinois (this is his first talk in Kansas!) and leads scores of owl prowls in Forest Park. Mark is a Missouri Master Naturalist and a volunteer for…

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November 2020

Meeting Program – Life’s a Beach: the struggle of coastal shorebirds by Allan Saylor

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Allan Saylor is a Naturalist at Great Plains Nature Center, whose work in the field of wildlife biology has taken him to both coasts. Allan will be focusing primarily on seabirds & shorebirds, and what the challenges these species face mean for the rest of us. Hear his experiences from the field, and why nesting on the beach isn't as relaxing as it sounds. This program will be ONLINE only. You can watch it live-streaming on our Facebook page, (www.facebook.com/WichitaAudubonSociety),…

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