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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Biology offers raptor presentation, birding classes

As people begin looking upward to watch the leaves change colors this fall, bird experts at Pittsburg State University are giving them another reason to look a little closer.

Free courses and a lecture focusing on bird watching and raptors, or predatory birds, will be held this fall to give students a chance to learn more about the Audubon world.

Thursday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m. – “A Night With Raptors” will be presented by Sally Imhof, a PSU biology graduate, Meagan Duffee, a PSU biology student, and Delia Lister, director of PSU’s Nature Reach. The three-part presentation will feature Nature Reach’s newest raptors, and will focus on raptor rehabilitation, the sport of falconry, and using birds for education. The program marks the first of this year’s Sperry-Galligar Audubon Society meetings, which are held on the last Thursday of each month. The presentation will be held in Yates Hall 102. Refreshments will be available.

October 2, 9, and 16, 6 p.m. – Beginning Birding, a new course in the Department of Biology, will be taught by Dr. Steve Ford, a PSU biology professor, at the Pittsburg Public Library. Birding, also known as bird watching, is the observation and study of birds.

For more information, contact Delia Lister at (620) 235-4727 or at

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