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PechaKucha Presentation

What, if Anything, Is Big Bird?

PRESENTED ON MAY 20, 2010
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 8

Zoologist Mike Dickison talks about the PhD research he's been doing on a flightless bird -- the "Big Bird" of the title.

"What, if Anything, Is Big Bird?" is the presentation that has garnered the most views on our site since we started sharing PK presentations online.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 28, 2013.

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The Mother of Wild Animals

BY DIANE PORTER
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 02, 2013

Diane Porter takes us on an intimate tour of the nature surrounding her domicile. She has a particular fascination with birds, and goes into detail on the amazing photographs she's taken.

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Paedomorphic Flightlessness and Taxonomic Affinities of an Enormous Recent Bird

BY MIKE DICKISON
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 27, 2015

Ph. D. ornithologist Mike Dickison based in Whanganui, New Zealand is sharing his research on flightless birds originating from his interest in a Sesame Street character. 

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Male Pattern Baldness in Birds

BY ZACHARIAH DURR
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 29, 2015

Comedians Zachariah Durr and Adam Richard discuss their shared love of ornithology and elaborate on a little known aspect of bird life, male pattern baldness. 

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An insight in to big data at Cambridgeshire County Council

BY MICHAEL SOPER
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 29, 2016

Head of Cambridgeshire County Council's Research team Michael Soper tells us about big data and what they do with it.

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A Little Bird Told Me

BY DENIS KANIA
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 16, 2017

Little birds have shaped the life of Denis Kania in so many ways. Lessons he learned as he searched the world for his avian friends changed the way he looks at people, the world, and its future. He found that the choices we make at home can have a profound impact on the environment halfway around the world.

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Helping Birds in The Big Sky

BY MIKAYLA SMITH
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Mikayla Smith shares the serendipitous story of how her curiosity of large birds led her to care for and rehabilitate injured or sick birds of prey at Montana Wild Wings.

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Bird, Meet Skyscraper

BY DEBRA KRIENSKY
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Conservation biologist and bird lover Debra Kriensky discusses the importance of bird safety in architectural design in this PechaKucha presentation for NY Build. 

Debra Kriensky works at NYC Audubon - where she works on conservation and research programs as a staff conservation biologist. Debra holds a BA in communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MA in conservation biology from Columbia University. 

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Amazing Amazon Birds

BY CATHY-ANN KERR
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 24, 2018

Susan Lawrence arrived in Brazil in 1996 to study birds, she stayed for an incredible 6 years. The focus of her study was over 400 bird species in an area of South America. Her study was on bird populations and what makes species vulnerable to development, and how the road widths affect the living environments of avian populations.

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A Bird in the Hand

BY SHARON MANSIERE
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 17, 2018

Biologist Sharon Mansiere flutters over the ins and outs of tiny-house birding at British Columbia's rustic Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory.