"A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children"
"Hummingbirds—Research, Banding, and Conservation in the Rocky Mountains and Beyond"
PhD Candidate, Population Ecologist
Wildlife Genomics and Disease Ecology Laboratory
University of Wyoming
Thursday, May 9th, 2019
Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr.
Habitat Hero Garden Party: 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Program 7:20 p.m.
Broad-tailed Hummingbird photo by Mark Gocke.
Brady Godwin will present an overview of the work done with hummingbirds at the “Wildlife Genomics and Disease Ecology Laboratory” at the University of Wyoming. His talk will include general hummingbird ecology in the Rocky Mountains, hummingbird conservation, local gardening tips, how banding helps birds, hummingbird population genetic information, and information on emerging hummingbird diseases.
Brady is a PhD candidate at the University of Wyoming working with Dr. Holly Ernest on the population genomics of Broad-tailed Hummingbirds in Wyoming and Colorado, and Allen’s Hummingbirds in California. In addition to being a wildlife biologist, conservationist, geneticist, and genomicist. Brady also studies wildlife diseases, including avian blood parasites in humming-birds. A significant part of his PhD work will contribute to the current Hummingbird Health Monitoring Program through-out the Rocky Mountain West based at the University of Wyo-ming.
Join us on May 9 at the Fort Collins Senior Center for this program that is free and open to the public.