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2019 AAS Annual Banquet: The Brown-Headed Nuthatch with Jim Cox, Director Stoddard Bird Lab, Tall Timbers Research Station

  • Lafayette Presbyterian Church 4220 Mahan Drive Tallahassee, FL, 32308 United States (map)

Dinner Served at 6:30pm, program to follow
Lafayette Presbyterian Church (4220 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee)
Tickets $10 available at Native Nurseries or Wild Birds Unlimited. If you are not able to purchase your ticket ahead of time, please reserve your ticket by calling Donna Legare at 386-1148 by Monday, May 20. Ticket sales end on May 20th.

Lasagna from Little Italy
Lasagna Bolognese (with meat sauce) or Spinach Lasagna
Vegan/Gluten Free Selection (order in advance when purchasing ticket)
Bread, Salad, Tea or Lemonade, Dessert

Our final program of the year is a peak into the biodiversity of the Red Hills Region.  This area is a prime example of the power of local conservation efforts.  Gram for gram, few birds pack as much interesting biology into their feathered frames as the Brown-headed Nuthatch. These fascinating and very social birds (about the size of a Carolina Chickadee) use tools, engage in communal massages much like great apes, have helpers that assist the breeding efforts of other adults, and also excavate cavities that are used by dozens of other animals.  Tall Timbers has studied Brown-headed Nuthatches for over a decade and Jim will be discussing what the lab has learned about the unique social life of this very curious bird.