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Week Four: Brown Bag Lecture

"A Celebration of Bird Songs"
Speaker/Guide: Wil Hershberger
Naturalist, photographer, song recordist

Location: Smith Wilkes Hall

As we follow the songs and sounds of birds from winter into early summer, we will look more closely at the songs of a few species to see how truly special birdsong is and what it might be telling other birds about the singer. We will watch as birds sing, through the amazing videography of Wil’s friend Lang Elliott, and we will “see” the songs of several species and examine the fine details of the vocal performances of these amazing creatures.


Wil Hershberger has been an avid naturalist most of his life. Over a decade ago, Wil and his wife Donna formed Nature Images and Sounds, LLC. Together, they photograph everything from birds to bugs. Wil is also an accomplished sound recordist. Most of his recordings, including birds and bugs, are archived at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds. Wil is a member of several photography, bird, and entomology associations having achieved several awards and commendations over his years of membership.

Earlier Event: July 18
Week Four: Bird Talk and Walk
Later Event: July 18
Week Four: Garden Walk