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May 10 - Daniel Field, Yale grad student - Exploring the Avian Tree of Life
Unraveling the evolutionary relationships among the major groups of living birds has been one of the greatest challenges in ornithology for over a century. Thanks to a recent Yale study, we are now developing a clearer picture of avian evolutionary history, and the antiquity of modern birds. This new bird tree of life sheds long-sought light on how modern birds came to be, and will change the way you think about the house sparrows and mourning doves at your bird feeders and the parrots in your homes!
Daniel Field, a doctoral candidate at Yale University and recognized expert in avian paleontology, will be the guest speaker at The Parrot Club's May 10 meeting, and the public is welcome to attend the program. Field will be defending his doctoral thesis on May 9 and will hopefully be Dr. Field by the time he joins us for this exciting talk!
Field is a widely published researcher in the field of vertebrate paleontology whose studies focus on such topics as the evolutionary origins of modern avian diversity. He has spent many months in the field studying and photographing birds and has observed firsthand nearly 2,300 wild species in North and South America, Australasia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and Japan. His wildlife videos and images have appeared in academic publications, press releases, and magazines.

 

Organization Profile

The Parrot Club is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 by a group of people interested in spreading the fun and enjoyment of exotic birds. The Parrot Club meets the second Tuesday of the month, March through December, with a picnic in August. There is social time from 7-7:30 p.m. followed by a program.

Our Mission

Our mission includes enhancing the knowledge and enjoyment of exotic birds for our members, encouraging preservation and conservation of all avian species, and introducing the general public to the joys and responsibilities of keeping and caring for companion birds.

Contact Information

The Parrot Club meets at the Veteran's Memorial Clubhouse
100 Sunset Ridge Road
East Hartford, CT  (directions)
General Information: info@theparrotclub.org

Mailing Address 

P.O. Box 463
Hartford, CT 06141-0463

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