Date: Friday, April 10 Time: 7:30 pm Topic: Dawn Chorus: Birdsong Before Sunrise Location: Morse Auditorium, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA Free & open to the public
“One of the greatest shows on earth” can be heard at dawn, according to award-winning author and birdsong expert Donald Kroodsma. A professor emeritus at UMass and author of The Singing Life of Birds, Kroodsma shares and interprets his amazing recordings made pre-sunrise, the time when bird performances are especially energized and males are telling all the songs they know in the shortest amount of time. For some species, special songs are also invoked at dawn. Join Kroodsma on this special acoustical tour of some of the finest and most intriguing dawn performers among North American passerines. Co-sponsored by PEM, this program is made possible by a generous gift from Tim and Joanie Ingram in memory of Dorothy Addams Brown, beloved honorary PEM trustee and devoted ECOC member.