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Songs of City Sparrows

August 17, 2017
6:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center

Scientists have found that many birds alter the pitch or duration of their songs in areas with a lot of urban noise. But how and why do their songs change? Wildlife biologist Jenny Phillips will address the vocalizations of urban White-crowned Sparrows, and whether ambient noise affects how sparrows respond to each others' songs. Jenny Phillips, a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in Fresno, received her PhD from Tulane University. As part of her dissertation, she compared songs of male White-crowned Sparrows in urban, noisy San Francisco and rural, quieter Point Reyes National Seashore. Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church & Center 1187 Franklin Street (at Geary), San Francisco Presented by Golden Gate Audubon Society

1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center

1187 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
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