The language of birds

Feb. 15 | 7 .m. | Nature Lab & Zoom

All around us, the birds are constantly telling us who they are and what they are doing. In this talk, nationally-recognized author Nathan Pieplow will unlock the secrets of their language. You’ll listen in on the pillow talk of a pair of Red-winged Blackbirds and learn the secret signals that Cliff Swallows use when they have found food. You’ll learn how one bird sound can have many meanings, how one meaning can have many sounds, and how, sometimes, the meaning isn’t in the sounds at all.

This talk from the author of the Peterson Field Guides to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America and Western North America will be an accessible, entertaining introduction to a fascinating topic!  

Nathan’s program will begin at 7 p.m. and will be offered both via Zoom and in-person, at Ball State’s Nature Lab, located at 2500 W. University Ave. in Muncie.

To attend via Zoom, register in advance, below. After registering, you’ll receive confirmation and details about joining the meeting.

Photo, courtesy of, shows Nathan recording a Brown Creeper in Boulder County, Colorado.

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