Parliament of Owls
May 9 - May 20
Parliament of Owls Online Bird School is a two-week program for artists to learn about the ecology of birds. The virtual residency will feature daily live video lectures with international ornithological researchers on a range of bird-related topics, one tethered international field trip in your backyard and several short one-on-one meetings with artists working with birds around the world. Built into the 2 – 3 hours of daily programming are discussions, recommended assignments, and show and tell. The program is designed to give insight into the lives of birds from a wide range of perspectives.
Lectures topics will include:
- Contemporary artists working with live birds
- Identifying Birds by Ear
- How Birds Manifest and See Color
- How Wildfires Affect Birds and Their Migration
- The Effects of Discarded Plastic on Bird Populations
- Cormorants and Urban Ecologies
- Virtual dawn chorus field trip: outdoor bird count and deep listening at a location of your choice
- Bird/Building Collision Emergency Response
- How to use eBird for counting birds and Merlin for identifying them
- Evolution of Brood Parasitism
- Backyard Birding During Migration
- Virtual tour of the Museum of Natural History’s ornithology archives.