“Songbirds of the Northeast” is a power point presentation featuring both photographs and recordings of our region’s songbirds. The role of song in these birds' lives as well as their diet, social behavior, and other adaptations for survival are discussed Participants also learn how to provide attractive habitat for songbirds. Questions and comments are welcome throughout the presentation, and handouts with information about bird clubs, conservation organizations, books, and websites are offered at the conclusion of the program.
Program duration: 60 or 90 minutes
"John Root's "Songbirds of the Northeast" presentation was wonderful! We had a standing room only crowd that included a great many serious birders. John had their rapt attention with his very comprehensive and detailed presentation about the birds and their songs. The quality of both the visual and audio components of the presentation was excellent.
Many in the audience had fascinating anecdotes about their own birdwatching experiences. John seamlessly fit those into his presentation, creating a very convivial atmosphere.
His engagement with the audience and responses to their questions showed a wonderful enthusiasm for and a deep knowledge of his subject. It was an evening not to be missed."
- Julie Glendon, Programming Librarian, Acton Memorial Library
A warm and engaging speaker, John brings a wealth of knowledge about birds and the natural world to his talk. His power point slides are colorful and vivid, and the recordings of the birds’ songs are enchanting.
The audience was entertained, educated, and completely enthralled. We plan to have John back again in the near future. This is a terrific presentation for anyone interested in the beauty and wonder of birds.
- Laura Leventhal, Director, Dedham Council on Aging