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WHAT CAN BIRDS TELL US ABOUT OURSELVES?

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Peter Storck is a first time HFBF event leader. “Birds And The Evolution and Spread of Humans on Earth” is the title of his topic. Peter will demonstrate what human encounters with birds 600 years ago in New Zealand, 35,000 years ago in Germany and pre-humans three million years ago in South Africa, tell us about ourselves. 

Join Peter on Monday May 27 – 1:30 PM (indoors).

"Interesting Items, reflecting topics in my talk about bird and human/pre-human interactions in prehistoric and geologic time. How they come together will be both a surprise and part the audience’s enjoyment of my wandering through human and bird-time."

“Interesting Items, reflecting topics in my talk about bird and human/pre-human interactions in prehistoric and geologic time. How they come together will be both a surprise and part the audience’s enjoyment of my wandering through human
and bird-time.”

“Hello Birders”

Peter Storck relaxes with a friendly Monarch and assorted refreshments.

Peter Storck relaxes with a friendly Monarch and assorted refreshments.

I’m an archaeologist but also trained in human evolution and the Natural Sciences. My research at the Royal Ontario Museum concerns the first peoples to colonize Ontario, Canada and North America at the end of the last Ice Age.

I’ve worked in Alaska, Utah, Arizona, Mexico and northern Ontario (an exotic place too) but most of my work was in Central Ontario extending from near Peterborough to Thornbury, but in relict parts of the landscape few people would recognize.

Although I’m retired from active field work (well mostly), I still spend a lot of time writing, both non fiction and most recently fiction with an archaeological orientation), and keeping up, though books and the Internet, with recent discoveries in Paleolithic archaeology and human evolution, as well as continental drift and just plain science.

It occurred to me that birders might be interested in these things especially if birds were involved in any way. So after agreeing to do a presentation I have been busy dredging through my library for things about human-bird relationships in prehistory, paleontology and vertebrate evolution that might interest and surprise you.”

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Brochures are available at MacGregor Point Provincial Park plus a number of other locations

HURON FRINGE BIRDING FESTIVAL, 2013

MAY 24 – MAY 27 & MAY 30 – JUNE 2

MCGREGOR POINT PROVINCIAL PARK – PORT ELGIN, ONTARIO

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