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Triage for Endangered Birds: Which species do we save?

  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 North Cannon Drive Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)

Bridget Stutchbury of York University, Toronto, will delve into the difficult, soul-searching questions we must confront in the Anthropocene era about what we can and should do for birds on the brink of extinction.

Part of the Compelling Voices in Birding and Conservation series at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, in partnership with the Chicago Ornithological Society and the Notebaert.

Cash bar and light refreshments at 6 p.m. Program begins at 6:30 p.m.

The program is free but fills quickly; registration is required

Bridget Stutchbury is a professor in the Department of Biology at York University, Toronto. She did her M.Sc. at Queen’s University and her Ph.D. at Yale, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. Since the 1980s, she has studied migratory songbirds to understand their behavior, ecology and conservation but has also witnessed first hand the shocking declines of many birds including wood thrushes, barn swallows and bobolinks. She studies the incredible migration journeys of songbirds and the many threats they face along the way. She is the author of "Silence of the Songbirds" (2007) and "The Private Lives of Birds" (2010) and was also featured in the award-winning 2015 documentary "The Messenger."  She is hard at work on her fourth book, which addresses the thorny issues of which species we should choose to try to save from extinction.

Registration includes free admission to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

Earlier Event: March 27
Bird Walk, Brezina Woods
Later Event: March 29
Woodcock Walk