Speaker Series

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Re-discovering and Conserving the Black-Naped Pheasant-Pigeon, A Critically Endangered Species

Thursday, March 14, 2024
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Jordan Boersma, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Jordan will discuss the Black-naped Pheasant-Pigeon, a critically endangered species that hasn’t been documented by scientists since it was first described in 1882. In 2022, Jordan and his team embarked on an expedition to Fergusson Island, Papua New Guinea, and by leveraging the natural history knowledge of local hunters, was able to confirm the existence of this species, known locally as Auwo., thus demonstrating the invaluable role of Indigenous communities in ongoing efforts to relocate species lost to Western science. Plans are to build on the partnerships formed in 2022 to help conserve this elusive and culturally important species and continue to uncover natural history information about Auwo and other endemic taxa on Fergusson island.

Monarch Butterfly

Thursday, April 11th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Mia Monroe - Xerces Society, Western Monarch Count

More information will be listed soon

Ethical Wildlife Photography

Thursday, May 9th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Sarah Killingsworth - Project Coyote

More information will be listed soon

Declining Shorebird Populations

Thursday, June 13th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Nils Warnock - Individual / Cypress Grove Research Center

More information will be listed soon

Pileated Woodpeckers – By Sylvia Hunt

Speaker Series Archived Recordings


January“Northern Spotted Owls” – by Taylor Ellis



November“My Favorite Birds of the Sierra Nevada Mountains” – by Rich Cimino
October – “Unique and Rare Birds of Sub-Saharan Africa” – by John Sterling
September“The Marvelous Hummingbird – From Sea to Summit” – by Benny Jacobs-Schwartz
June – “Tour of Marin Audubon Tidelands” – by Jude Stalker
May“The Importance to Islands and Avian Evolution” – by Bob Lewis
April“California Condor – Forever Free” – by Kurt Leuschner
March“Bay Area Mountain Lions” – by Winston Vickers



December“Domestic Cat Management in Marin County” – by Grant Sizemore
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



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



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