State of Green Roofs in NYC Conference 2018. Photo: NYC Audubon
Join us for talks on a wide variety of topics related to conservation, birds, or advocacy. Our lectures take place once a month from November through March and feature a lineup of exciting authors, researchers, and experts. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our Lecture Series events are now entirely online. All lectures are free of charge. 

Special Notice: 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NYC Audubon has moved its lecture series online this season. 
Juita Martinez
Juita Martinez
Brown Pelicans and Their Coastal Habitat
By Juita Martinez
Monday, February 8, 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 (AKA #DinosaurFloofs on her popular Twitter feed). Brown Pelicans were locally extinct by the 1960s, but have seen a resurgence due to local 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.
Dr. Wenfei Tong
Dr. 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. Click here to purchase Bird Love

Past Lectures:

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

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
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Support for Our Lectures

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