Allen Bird Club

Allen Bird Club Monthly Meetings

MEETINGS are held the first Monday of each month, October through December and March through May, at 7:30 pm, in the Tolman Wing of the Springfield Science Museum (The Quadrangle). Parking is in the Edwards St. lot, one block from Chestnut St. and State St. in Springfield. 

Monday, May 7, 2018

When Birds Go Unheard: Highway Noise Disrupts Information Transfer Between Bird Species

Aaron Grade will help us to understand how noise affects birds. Birds communicate constantly using calls and songs.  Some bird species even eavesdrop on others to stay alert of dangers to predators.  But what happens when bird song is interrupted by noise from roads and highways?   Aaron conducted an experiment on Northern Cardinals using Eastern Tufted Titmouse calls in North-central Florida state parks to find out.

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