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How to Recognize Songs of Backyard Birds
07/22/2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wayne Meyer from Austin College will present “How to Recognize Songs of Backyard Birds” at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday, July 22, at 3 p.m. Many people love birds and often recognize bluebirds, cardinals, wrens, and woodpeckers, but only a few can recognize a bird by its song. Meyer will show us how to associate sounds with words we know and train our ears to recognize which bird we are hearing. The program is sponsored by the Bluestem Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists and is free and open to the public.
Meyer, who has studied birds for more than twenty-five years, received his Ph.D. from the University of California in 1993 where he taught Field Biology and Ornithology following his degree. Meyer is currently an associate professor at Austin College. His biology courses include one specific to birds– Birds, Humans, and the Environment. He has also established a research flock of Japanese Quail on campus and is conducting research with Austin College students.
Meyer spends a great amount of time at HNWR researching birds of all kinds from bluebirds to raptors. He leads many field trips and bird walks there and is always ready to help people better understand and appreciate birds.