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The Secret Sex Life of Birds

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Albert McCormick Community Centre

500 Parkside Drive

Waterloo, ON N2L 5J4

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The Secret Sex Lives of Birds

Speaker: David Gascoigne

David's presentation will include an examination of the varied and fascinating mating systems of birds, who strive to perpetuate their genes.

David has had a lifelong interest in birds beginning at the age of eight. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree but has studied ornithology at Trent University in Peterborough, ON and has completed the Seminars in Bird Biology offered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY.

David is a past president of Waterloo Region Nature, past Chairman of the Friends of Kawartha Conservation, and does bird monitoring for the rare Charitable Research Reserve in Cambridge, ON, in addition to doing a weekly survey for the University of Waterloo. David volunteered his time and expertise to the City of Waterloo in the development of the Waterloo Sports Complex and Environmental Reserve, and his voice may be heard on the interactive sign at the park. He was recognized for his efforts at the official opening in May 2016. David was on the management committee of, and delivered presentations at, the Wonders of Nature event held annually in Kitchener. David regularly makes presentations in the Kitchener Public Library’s Nature in the City series and to a whole host of other organizations and schools, having travelled as far away as Kansas, USA.
David was recently invited to be a judge at the Envirofair held at the University of Waterloo.

Currently, David is volunteering with a private landowner in St. Agatha to transform a 119 acre farm into an environmental preserve. Numerous significant initiatives have already been implemented and more are planned. In this connection endangered Barn Swallows are being radio-tracked after they leave Waterloo on their journey to South America, and much other scientific work is done in cooperation with the Ecology Lab at the University of Waterloo.

David has travelled the world to discover new birds and study their ecology, having visited every continent except Antarctica. For more information about David please see his blog. travelswithbirds.blogspot.ca


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