Courses for the Public

Understanding Bird Behavior


Whether it’s an exotic “dancing” bird-of-paradise or a Red-winged Blackbird flaring its red epaulettes in your backyard, bird behavior is a multi-faceted, endlessly-fascinating topic. What exactly do their calls, displays, and postures mean? Birds seem to be communicating with each other all the time. But what are they talking about?

In this hour-long webinar with Dr. Kevin J. McGowan you’ll learn to read a bit of bird body language and begin to see the many, often subtle, ways that birds communicate. You’ll come away from the webinar with a new framework for understanding what birds might be “saying” and why.