Speaking Program: Uncommon Facts about Common Birds

White-throated Sparrow

Did you know that White-throated Sparrows come in two different plumages, and that even though half of females are white-striped and half of males are tan-striped, almost 100 percent of all pairs include one bird of each plumage? Or that Great Horned Owls keep their eggs a toasty 100 degrees or hotter while incubating, even when temperatures are well below freezing in February? Did you know that starlings are beloved in Europe for their mimicry, or that Mozart kept one as a pet?

Laura Erickson will share fun, little-known stories and cool facts about common birds.