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BIRD BOOK CLUB: The Wingsnappers

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join our online book club session featuring Barney A. Schlinger , as they present their latest book, “The Wingsnappers” This virtual event is on Thursday, April 25th 2024, 5pm PT, 6pm MT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET and offers attendees an engaging and insightful conversation with Barney. Secure your spot and register.

Our book club is an opportunity to read books, meet the authors, and join others in fun discussions. To join, you must register for each session. Links are provided with upcoming books below.


The Wingsnappers, by Barney A. Schlinger

Thursday, April 25th 2024, 5pm PT, 6pm MT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET

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Birds, hormones, and extraordinary behavior: The story of the tiny but mighty golden-collared manakin of Panama

This book is the story of a remarkable bird, the golden-collared manakin (Manacus vitellinus) of Panama. Males of this species perform one of the most elaborate, physically complex, and noisy courtship displays of any animal on the planet. Barney A. Schlinger delves into the specialized neurons, muscles, bones, and hormonal systems underlying the manakin’s unique courtship behavior, creating a rich life-history account that integrates field observations and evolutionary biology with behavioral ecology, anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and general ornithology.