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We hope you will join us in Special Collections for a reception and talk featuring Professor John Bower at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 13. Professor Bower will discuss the conservation status of owls and woodpeckers around the world, and explore why humans are so drawn to these extraordinary birds. This event is being offered in conjunction with the traveling exhibit: The Owl & the Woodpecker in Washington, photographs by Paul Bannick, which is currently on display in Special Collections from now through the end of Fall Quarter.
John Bower teaches field biology, ecology, natural history, evolution, environmental issues, and folk music performance at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University. His current research involves repeating important components of the 1970’s MESA census to document recent marine bird population changes in inshore marine waters. His past research includes conservation biology of seabirds and the endemic Juan Fernandez Firecrown hummingbird on Chile’s Isla Robinson Crusoe, and acoustic communication in birds and whales.