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Citizen Science and Bird Watching in the City

December 16, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and Kansas City Public Library.

Program Summary

City dwellers may think bird watching is a pastime just for their country cousins, but birds are everywhere! Despite being one of the most beloved facets of the natural world, birds are often overlooked in urban environments. Whether you are an experienced birder or a novice, join Dr. Charles Nilon, Professor of Fisheries and Wildlife at the University of Missouri, to learn how you can explore the world of birds no matter where you live. You will also discover how bird watching provides great opportunities to get involved in citizen science, just in time for the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Countthe longest-running citizen science survey in the world!  

Speaker Bio:  

Charles Nilon, PhD, is the William J. Rucker Professor in Fisheries and Wildlife at the University of Missouri’s School of Natural Resources. He holds a PhD in Ecology and Wildlife from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  His research and teaching focus on urban wildlife ecology and conservation, and the human dimensions of wildlife management.  



Accessing the Program

This free, online program will take place via Zoom. Registration is currently open and will remain open until the event has ended. After you register you will receive an email with a link to join the session. To help us better serve our audiences, we have included some demographic questions in the registration form. Your response to these questions is voluntary but appreciated. Thank you!

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The Linda Hall Library encourages people of all backgrounds and abilities to enjoy our public programs. Closed captions are provided. If you require additional reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please contact events@lindahall.org or call 816.926.8753 at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Once you register for this event, you will receive email communications from the Linda Hall Library and the Linda Hall Library Foundation. You may choose to opt out of these communications at any time. Your contact information will not be sold or provided to any third parties.

The program will also be livestreamed on the Library’s Facebook page.

This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.


December 16, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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