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.

Lectures are held at Reidy Hall at the Unitarian Church of All Souls, located on Lexington Avenue between 79th and 80th streets in Manhattan (Google Map)


[b]Joanna Burger with Great Egret[/b]Joanna Burger with Great Egret

By Joanna Burger
Wednesday, January 24, 7pm

Rutgers professor and scientist Joanna Burger is a behavioral ecologist whose primary interests are in the adaptive significance of social behavior in vertebrates, ecological risk, and biomonitoring. She is also the author of several books for lay naturalists on birds, butterflies, parrots, and pine snakes. For our lecture, Dr. Burger will acquaint us with the rich natural experiences that can be had in the state next door, New Jersey.


By Rick Wright
Tuesday, February 27, 7pm

Prolific author Rick Wright will share his expertise and read passages from his forthcoming book, the Peterson Reference Guide to North American Sparrows. Among his other publications are two scholarly works on the Latin and German animal literature of the late Middle Ages as well as the American Birding Association’s field guides to birds of New Jersey and of Arizona.


By Tom Stephenson
Thursday, March 15, 7pm

Among the most exciting and exotic of all birding locales, Antarctica also offers some of the most challenging and rewarding experiences. Join NYC Audubon Board Member Tom Stephenson to learn about traveling to the world’s southernmost continent and see stunning photos of penguins, albatross, elephant seals, skuas, snow petrels, giant icebergs, and much more. Tom is the author of The Warbler Guide, inventor of the Bird Genie app, noted lecturer, and birdwalk leader for the Brooklyn Bird Club and NYC Audubon.

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