April 2015 Monthly Meeting: Fascinating Courtship and Reproductive Behavior of Birds

April 27, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
People's Church
1758 10th Street North
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Larry Boutelle

Where would we be without sex and deceitfulness? TV,
at least, would certainly be dull. But the birds have their
own versions of these intriguing and exciting behaviors.
Eldon Greij, publisher and editor of Birder’s World
magazine, and a veteran speaker locally and internationally,
will bring an illustrated presentation on some of the clever
behaviors utilized by birds in a variety of courtship and
reproductive strategies. Eldon notes, “There are rewards for
being the best singer or best dancer, or to weave the best
nest or build the most attractive bower.” Or consider how a
bird might dupe an unsuspecting female to incubate your
eggs and raise your youngsters? It’s a tough world out there.
Eldon Greij is the Hofma Professor Emeritus of Biology
at Hope College, the author of many articles on birds, and
presents a program every year for the Holland Audubon
Club. He has presented numerous programs around the
United States for birding groups and festivals and traveled
internationally leading groups and presenting programs as a
biologist and birder. This looks to be better than TV!
“Fascinating Courtship and Reproductive Behaviors of
Birds” will be presented on Monday, April 27, at People’s
Church, 1758 North 10th Street, Kalamazoo. The program
will start at 7:30 PM and is preceded by a social time with
light refreshments (please bring your own coffee/tea mug) at
7:00 PM. Guests and the general public are welcome.
Handicap parking and access is at either the front or rear
entrances to the building.