Livestream Lecture: Survival by Degrees – 389 Bird Species on the Brink

A recent report found that two-thirds of North American bird species are at risk from climate change range shifts and other threats. The good news is that the science also shows that, if we take action now, we can help improve the changes for the majority of species at risk. Join Dr. Brooke Bateman, Senior Scientist at the Audubon Society, to learn about the science behind the findings and the impact on birds in our Kansas City community.

Robert Havell, Jr.

Robert Havell, Jr., an English engraver, was born Nov. 25, 1793. His father, Robert senior, ran a print shop in London. When John James Audubon, trying to launch his projected Birds of America, was having problems with the Edinburgh engraving firm of William Lizars,...

Andrew Jackson Grayson

Andrew Jackson Grayson, an American bird painter, was born Aug. 20, 1818. Grayson grew up in Louisiana, moved to Missouri after his marriage, and then, in 1846, set out with his family on the great California emigration of that year. He settled in the San Francisco...

Edward McIlhenny

Edward Avery McIlhenny, a Louisiana businessman, conservationist, and book collector, was born Mar. 29, 1872. Ned, as he was known all his life, grew up with a love for birds and the outdoors and a longing to explore, and as soon as he had the chance, he set off in...

Max Fürbringer

Max Fürbringer, a German animal anatomist and taxonomist, was born Jan. 30, 1846.  In 1888, Furbringer published his Untersuchungen zur Morphologie und Systematik der Vögel (Investigations on the Morphology and Systematics of Birds), two very fat folio volumes crammed...