The romantic adventures of resident waterbirds are examined in this power point and video presentation by local ornithologist James Clowater. Birds rely on a beautiful visual language of displays to defeat their rivals and impress their mates. Slow motion video helps to reveal the complex syntax of postures that is the language of love to birds.
Diving birds have adapted to an underwater environment that is often dark, dangerous, and demanding. Learn about the challenges presented by the ocean and adaptive solutions. Why do cormorants have to dry their wings? How can a murre dive to 212 metres and survive the pressure? Can birds fly underwater? These questions and more will be answered in this entertaining presentation.
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Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).