Birds and Friends: A Private Tour of the Advanced Facility for Avian Research at Western | Carolinian Canada

Birds and Friends: A Private Tour of the Advanced Facility for Avian Research at Western

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Carolinian Canada Coalition is pleased to offer an exclusive opportunity to tour the Advanced Facility for Avian Research (AFAR) at Western University, and you’re invited!

AFAR is a world-class facility at Western for interdisciplinary studies of birds. Researchers at AFAR come together from a variety of disciplines to explore how birds work, and how they respond to their environment. The work being done at AFAR has been covered in the LA Times, NPR, Science Magazine, CBC and The Discovery Channel.

On this tour, you’ll learn some of the interesting things studied at the Facility, like how birds stay hydrated on their marathon migratory journeys, the environmental challenges birds face while in flight, and why Swainson’s thrushes are willing to fly in a wind tunnel while other species are less cooperative.

AFAR director Dr. Scott MacDougall-Shackleton will provide participants with a private guided tour, to be followed by a social hour at the neighbouring Windermere Manor. Drinks and appetizers are available following the tour for cash purchase.

  • Free tour with limited spaces, so RSVP today!
  • All are welcome, whether non-member, current or past member
  • Become a Friend of CCC with a donation of only $100.
  • Renew now. 2012-13 memberships are due.
  • Join the movement to collaborate for a healthy ecoregion in southwestern Ontario.
  • Receive a charitable receipt and recognition in our annual report.

Click here to learn more about the Facility.

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