Horicon Marsh Bird Club to Host Winter Bird Expert
Brr! It’s cold outside! Ever wonder how those small birds at your feeders survive sub-zero temperatures? Dr. Sheldon Cooper of UW Oshkosh will present a program on how small birds survive Wisconsin’s winters on Thursday, January 18th at the next meeting of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club. The meeting will start at 7p.m. and be held in the lower level of the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center.
Dr. Cooper will discuss the number of changes that winter birds undergo to survive the short days and long nights of Wisconsin’s winters. Dr. Cooper is a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where he has worked since 2001. His primary research interests are in thermoregulation and ecological energetics of birds, particularly chickadees and titmice. Cooper served as the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology Research Chair from 2006-2009 and has done numerous bird-related presentations at elementary Schools in the Oshkosh area.
You do not have to be a member of the Bird Club to attend this free program. All ages are welcome. For more information, please visit www.horiconmarshbirdclub.com or call 920-387-7893.
The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located at N7725, Hwy. 28 between the towns of Horicon and Mayville on Hwy. 28. Please use the lower entrance.