[Tweeters] WOS Monthly Meeting, Monday, Dec. 5, 7:30 pm, Kim Adelson to present “The Origins of Modern Bird Orders”

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The Washington Ornithological Society is delighted to invite you to a stimulating presentation by Kim Adelson, entitled “The Origins of Modern Bird Orders.”

True birds have existed for roughly 150 million years, since the middle of the Age of Dinosaurs. These birds, however, were very different from modern birds and most were not closely related to the birds that populate the world today. The question that this talk tries to answer is this: when did familiar, recognizably modern birds appear? Several modern bird orders co-existed with dinosaurs; some did not evolve until 25 or more million years after they perished (or about 40 million years ago). So, the question we will pose is not “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” but “which came first, the chicken or the songbird” or “the penguin or the raptor”?

Kim has had a passionate interest in paleontology since childhood and holds a Master’s Degree in Evolutionary Biology.  She has given two previous presentations to WOS – “The Dinosaurs Amongst Us” and “The Birds Who Lived  with (Other) Dinosaurs", available at WOS' YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC657f_RhriAUIwS_P1m5_nQ.

The meeting will be conducted via Zoom, not in-person.  Please go to http://wos.org/about-wos/monthly-meetings/ for instructions on participation and to get the Zoom link.  Sign-in will begin at 7:15 pm.

This meeting is open to all as WOS invites everyone in the wider birding community to attend.  

If you are not yet a member, I hope you will consider becoming one at http://wos.org/about-wos/membership/.

Please join us!

Vicki King
WOS Program Coordinator

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