David Bird is the guest in this Science Forum discussion. He is a wildlife biologist at McGill University in Montreal, and directs the university’s Avian Science and Conservation Center.
Bird is editor of the the new book Birds of Canada. He also wrote The Bird Almanac: A Guide to Essential Facts and Figures of the World’s Birds.
- Peregrine falcons now nest in churches and skyscrapers in North American and European cities.
- Goshawks are a common sight in Hamburg, Germany.
- Sparrowhawks are found in abundance in Nairobi, Kenya.
Learn about the thrills and perils of city life for raptors, and bring your own thoughts and questions to David Bird. He’s our guest in the Forum through Friday, May 7th. The conversation is just to the right.
- How can you make your community more raptor-friendly?
- Do you live next door to a bird of prey? Tell us about your experiences.
- Have you been involved with conserving raptors in your city or neighborhood?
- David Bird’s Home Page.
- Read a story about the Université de Montréal’s peregrine falcon family by David Bird.
- The World Center for Birds of Prey.
- Learn about New York’s successful Peregrine falcon recovery program.
- The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
Watch live videos of the Peregrine family at Université de Montréal.Hide