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Monday, October 11, 2010

More Mayan Bird Talks


Wednesday night (Oct 13) at 7pm I'll be speaking to the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon in Cold Harbor, New York.

On Tuesday night, October 26, I'll be presenting to the Bucks County Birders at the Peace Valley Nature Center in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Both talks will be on Birds of the Ancient and Modern Maya.

Birds have played important roles in Mesoamerican cultures for thousands of years. We will explore the connections between birds and various Mayan cultures as revealed in their ancient art and in my ongoing field work with seven modern Mayan communities in Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico. In addition to reviewing the songs and calls of Central American birds, if you want to know how the Turkey Vulture got its red head, which bird you can burn to a crisp to make into a love potion, why you can't have sex before you plant your corn crop, or how to cure warts, this is the program for you!

2 comments:

Bird Feeders said...

These sound like some great talks! I'm always interested in a good love potion recipe. It sounds like you do some really fascinating research. Good luck at the talks!

elizabird said...

I so want to see this program.

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