Subject: [Tweeters] WOS meeting Mon Nov 4-- Will Brooks, White-crowned Sparrow hybridization study
Date: Sat Nov 2 18:30:13 PDT 2019
From: cynthia burrell - cinnyb at

Hello Birders,
The Washington Ornithological Society holds its monthly meeting on Monday Nov 4 at The UW Center for Urban Horticulture. Join us this month to hear Will Brooks present on his studies of White Crowned Sparrows in the Cascade Mountains.  Will has spent the past two summers in the overlapping breeding zones of sub species Z.I. pugetensis and Z.I. gambelli. Using song recognition experiments and genetic analysis he has been  better able to understand if there is interbreeding between the two sub-species. Will is currently a senior biology major at University of Puget Sound, and plans to continue on the academic path and pursue more fieldwork opportunities. He was the recipient of the Patrick Sullivan Young Birders Award From The WA Ornithological Society in 2018.
If you are in the Seattle area Monday night, join us at the Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105. Socialize with fellow birders before the meeting from 7-7:30PM. Meeting begins at 7:30PM. All are welcome at WOS meetings.
(Attend virtually via GoToMeeting. Must be a member to attend virtually. Sign up at