Doug Laing ‘Canberra Birds: A Century of Change’ [Late program change]

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Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

As Australia’s capital and its people have changed over the last century, so too have its birds. This presentation explores the ways in which Canberra’s birds can be seen as emblematic of the ways nature adapts to humanised landscapes. It is largely a story of winners and losers in an avian Olympics that is still being run.

Doug Laing is a retired public servant and diplomat with a long interest in birds and natural history in general. He has been a Friend and volunteer guide at the ANBG since 2008 and also works as an Education Ranger at the Gardens.

[Program change: Ms Sally Barnes, Director of National Parks, regrettably had to cancel her 11 September Thursday Talk. We are grateful that Doug could step in at short notice.]