Speaker Series

Due to the impact of COVID-19, Marin Audubon Society meetings will not be held at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center until further notice.  MAS Speaker Series programs are presented as Zoom online events.

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                                You will also be able to view previous Speaker Series recordings in the Archive section at the bottom of this page. **If you have any questions about our Speaker Series, please contact Douglas Waterman

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February 2023

A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Thursday February 16th, 2023
Start Time:
6:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Weidensaul

This program is a Zoom presentation of Golden Gate Audubon Society, co-sponsored by Marin Audubon Society and others.
Please use THIS LINK the night of the Speaker Series. Password: 066785

Scientists continue to make astounding discoveries about the navigational and physiological feats that enable migratory birds to cross immense oceans, fly above the highest mountains, go weeks without sleep or remain in unbroken flight for months at a stretch. Scott Weidensaul, author of A World on the Wing (2021), takes us around the globe -- to the shores of the Yellow Sea in China, and the remote mountains of northeastern India where tribal villages saved the greatest gathering of falcons on the planet, to learn how people are fighting to understand and save the world's great bird migrations. 

Scott Weidensaul's field research focuses on bird migration. He is a co-director of Project Owlnet, studying owl migration, and is a founder of the Critical Connections project, which is tracking the migration of birds that breed on National Park lands in Alaska. He co-founded the Northeast Motus Collaboration, which is creating a network of telemetry receivers to track the movements of bats, insects and small birds. 

Image: Shorebirds swarm the mudflats of the Yellow Sea in China, one of the most endangered migratory hotspots on the globe.
Photo by: Scott Weidensaul

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Speaker Series

Feb 16

A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds

FEBRUARY 16 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday February 16th, 2023
Start Time:
6:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Weidensaul

This program is a Zoom presentation of Golden Gate Audubon Society, co-sponsored by Marin Audubon Society and others.
Please use THIS LINK the night of the Speaker Series. Password: 066785

Scientists continue to make astounding discoveries about the navigational and physiological feats that enable migratory birds to cross immense oceans, fly above the highest mountains, go weeks without sleep or remain in unbroken flight for months at a stretch. Scott Weidensaul, author of A World on the Wing (2021), takes us around the globe — to the shores of the Yellow Sea in China, and the remote mountains of northeastern India where tribal villages saved the greatest gathering of falcons on the planet, to learn how people are fighting to understand and save the world’s great bird migrations. 

Scott Weidensaul’s field research focuses on bird migration. He is a co-director of Project Owlnet, studying owl migration, and is a founder of the Critical Connections project, which is tracking the migration of birds that breed on National Park lands in Alaska. He co-founded the Northeast Motus Collaboration, which is creating a network of telemetry receivers to track the movements of bats, insects and small birds. 

Image: Shorebirds swarm the mudflats of the Yellow Sea in China, one of the most endangered migratory hotspots on the globe.
Photo by: Scott Weidensaul

Pileated Woodpeckers – By Sylvia Hunt

Speaker Series Archived Recordings

 

2022

November“Anacapa Island Seabird Restoration” – by Annie Little
October“Hummingbirds of California and Beyond” – by Bob Lewis
September“Beauty and the Beast – California Wildflowers and Climate Change” – by Rob Badger and Peter H. Raven
June“Conservation of the Tri-colored Blackbird and its Habitat in the Sierra Foothills and Central Valley” – by Daniel Airola
May“Northern Spotted Owl Monitoring in Marin County” – by Renee Cormier
April – “Hansen’s Field Guide to the Birds of the Sierra Nevadas” – by Keith Hansen
March“Turkey Vultures, California Condors and the Migration of Raptors Across the Desert” – by Kurt Leuschner
FebruaryMinnesota’s Sax-Zim Bog & the “Invasion of the Vole Snatchers” – by Sparky Stensass
January “Birding in New Mexico” – by Rich Cimino

 

2021

December“Monarchs in Marin. How Much Trouble Are They In?” – by Mia Monroe and Ed Nute
November“Birding Adventures in Morocco” – by Stirling Bird Tours
OctoberAmigos Alados “Feathered Friends” – by Alison Quoyeser
SeptemberBirds and Mammals of Tanzania – by Wendy Dreskin
JuneFor the Love of Hummingbirds – by John Shewey
MayA Worldwide Collaboration to Track Bird Migration – by Amie MacDonald
AprilDiscovering Wood Warblers in Marin County – by Daniel Edelstein M.S.
MarchBirding by Kayak on the Russian River – by Theresa & Miles Tuffli
February Marin’s Booming Bird Population – by Roger D Harris
January Change in Bird Status in the Central Valley – by John Sterling

 

2020

December – When Waterbirds are in Crisis – by JD Bergerson
November – Habitat Potential – by M.T. Clark
October – Birds of the Sierra – by Bob Lewis
September – Natural History of the Gulf of the Farallon Marine Sanctuary – by David Wimpfheimer
June – Habitat Potential – by Josiah Clark