Lectures

State of Green Roofs in NYC Conference 2018. Photo: NYC Audubon
Be sure to continue checking here for updates to our 2021-2022 lecture season. Recordings of lectures from the 2020-2021 season can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Upcoming Lectures

Little Blue Heron in flight. Photo: Doug Gochfeld
Little Blue Heron in flight. Photo: Doug Gochfeld
Wetlands Management Framework Presentation and Discussion
Wednesday, October 27, 7-8pm
with Natural Areas Conservancy and NYC Parks
Featuring Marit Larson, Mike Feller, and Sarah Charlop-Powers

Join us for a virtual presentation and discussion of the Wetlands Management Framework for New York City, released by the Natural Areas Conservancy and NYC Parks in 2021. The framework speaks to the critical role of wetlands and presents a bold new vision for their restoration and long-term care in our city. By the 2050s, predicted sea-level rise will drown many of New York City’s remaining wetlands — unless action is taken now. Learn more about this important issue with guests Marit Larson, Chief of the Natural Resources Group for NYC Parks, Mike Feller, former Chief Naturalist of NYC Parks and Sarah Charlop-Powers, executive director of the Natural Areas Conservancy.
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View from Freshkills Park
View from Freshkills Park
The Grassland Birds of Freshkills Park
Monday, November 8, 7-8pm
By Dr. Shannon Curley and José Ramírez-Garofalo

Temperate grasslands are globally imperiled, suffering from habitat loss, land conversion, and lack of protection. Consequently, grassland birds are among the most substantially declining North American birds. Dr. Shannon Curley and José Ramírez-Garofalo will present findings from their work at Freshkills Park in Staten Island, a nearly 2,000 acre reclaimed landfill that has now become the home of various grassland specialists like Grasshopper Sparrows, Eastern Meadowlarks, and Sedge Wrens. Learn all about their on-going research and conservation successes in this maturing grassland habitat with this virtual presentation. RSVP is required for this virtual event. No limit. Free
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Past Lectures:


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. Watch the lecture below!


Bird Love

Dr. Wenfei Tong
On Monday, March 15, 2021, author, biologist, artist, and nature guide Dr. Wenfei Tong gave a virtual talk for NYC Audubon as the final installment of our winter lecture series. Dr. Tong related fascinating stories of birds around the world mating and nesting from her book Bird Love: The Family Life of Birds, available from Princeton University Press



Support for Our Lectures

This series has been made possible by the support of Claude and Lucienne Bloch.