2020-2021 Lecture Series


Juita Martinez Juita Martinez

Brown Pelicans and Their Coastal Habitat
By Juita Martinez
Monday, February 8th, 7-8pm

Take a trip to the barrier islands of Louisiana with researcher and University of Louisiana PhD student Juita Martinez. Juita’s work focuses on understanding the impacts of human-caused habitat changes on coastal seabirds, including Brown Pelicans (known as #DinosaurFloofs on her popular Twitter feed). Brown Pelicans were locally extinct in Louisiana by the 1960s, but have seen a resurgence due to concerted conservation efforts. In addition to her research, Juita’s photos of the natural world inspire thousands online, where she also works to advocate for the BIPOC community. Registration required. Limited to 500. Free

Click here to register



Dr. Wenfei TongDr. Wenfei Tong

Bird Love
By Dr. Wenfei Tong
Monday, March 15, 7-8pm

Learn about the extraordinary mating customs of the avian world with Dr. Wenfei Tong, author of the book Bird Love. From courtship and nest-building to protecting eggs and raising chicks, Dr. Tong will explore the fascinating variety of practices that can be found among birds. Dr. Wenfei Tong is a research associate in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. Registration required. Limited to 500. Free

Click here to register

Click here to purchase Bird Love


We will be announcing our March and April lectures soon, so sign up for our eGret newsletter here to keep up to date! 


Past Lectures:

Missed a lecture? You can watch certain talks on NYCA's Youtube channel!

Hob OsterlundHob Osterlund
Laysan Albatross: Their Style and Story
By Hob Osterlund
On Monday, November 16th, 2020, author and Kaua'i Albatross Network founder Hob Osterlund gave a virtual talk discussing her work advocating for the magnificent Laysan Albatross on Hawai'i. She also treated participants to a screening of her Telly Award-winning short documentary Kalama's Journey
Click here to watch


Please check back for updates to our 2020-2021 lecture series!

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.

DMC Firewall is developed by Dean Marshall Consultancy Ltd