Lectures

Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are free and open to the public. This series has been made possible by the support of Claude and Lucienne Bloch.




BIRDING AT THE BRIDGE: IN SEARCH OF EVERY BIRD ON THE BROOKLYN WATERFRONT

[b]Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront[/b][br]By Heather WolfBirding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront
By Heather Wolf

By Heather Wolf
Tuesday, February 28, 7pm
Reidy Hall at the Unitarian Church of All Souls
1157 Lexington Avenue (between 79th and 80th Streets)

When avid birder Heather Wolf moved from tropical Florida to an apartment near Brooklyn Bridge Park, she wondered how many species she might see there, and soon came to a surprising realization: not only is the park filled with an astonishing variety of birds, but the challenges that come with urban birding make them even more fun—and rewarding—to find. Join us as Ms. Wolf discusses her book, Birding at the Bridge, and talks about patch birding, its delights, and how it informs an overall picture of environmental health and conservation.

COASTAL CHANGE, OCEAN CONSERVATION AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES

[b]Killdeer[/b][br]© David SpeiserKilldeer
© David Speiser

By Marcha Johnson, Amanda Bayley, and Don Watson
Thursday, March 16, 7pm
Reidy Hall at the Unitarian Church of All Souls
1157 Lexington Avenue (between 79th and 80th Streets)

With the publication of Coastal Change, Ocean Conservation and Resilient Communities, editors Johnson and Bayley have brought together essays by leading practitioners in the fields of coastal science, community resilience, habitat restoration, sustainable landscape architecture, and floodplain management. They will share what they learned compiling the book, and introduce us to exciting projects underway. Joining them will be other contributors including Don Watson, addressing coastal adaptation in the era of climate change.

CONSERVATION PROGRAM UPDATE AND ANNUAL MEETING

[b]This Double-crested Cormorant, Originally Banded by NYC Audubon at Swinburne Island in Summer 2016, Was Spotted and Photographed at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, NJ in September 2016[/b][br]© T.M StuartThis Double-crested Cormorant, Originally Banded by NYC Audubon at Swinburne Island in Summer 2016, Was Spotted and Photographed at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, NJ in September 2016
© T.M Stuart

By Susan Elbin, PhD, and Conservation Staff
Tuesday, June 6, 6pm
The Arsenal, Central Park, Fifth Avenue at 64th Street, Third-Floor Gallery

NYC Audubon conducts scientific monitoring in all five boroughs to understand how birds are using our urban environment and how this environment affects them, via Project Safe Flight, our Jamaica Bay program, and our Harbor Herons project. Join us as Dr. Susan Elbin, Conservation Biologist Debra Kriensky, and our conservation team provide updates on what this research has taught us in the past year. Our board election and annual meeting will precede the lecture. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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