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Find Your Flock

The Academy invites you to Find Your Flock as we celebrate Biodiversity Year and explore the spectacular diversity of our avian friends throughout the spring and summer. With a wide array of programs and exhibits, there is something for birds of every feather!

Join us April through June and Find Your Flock!

Conversations With Birds
through Sunday, June 4, 2023 

Conversations With Birds celebrates the many ways that we are inspired by these magnificent, feathered creatures, here in the city and around the world. Through real-time migration data, nest-cam footage, avian photography and video, specimen preparation and local birding experts, discover the fascinating lives of local bird populations and the astounding migrators that fly through the region!

Conversations With Birds Saturday Event Series
Select Saturdays through May 20, 2023
2–4 p.m. 

The Conversations With Birds Saturday Event Series invites you to explore all things birds — from puppet making to learning migration patterns to a moving documentary highlighting diverse birder communities, and so much more! Join one or join them all, and find your flock at the Academy.

Academy Town Square: Lights Out Philly
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
6:30–8 p.m.

This avian-focused edition of the Academy Town Square series discusses Bird Safe Philly and the challenges birds face in the urban environment. With Maiken Scott, host of WHYY’s The Pulse, in conversation with Jason Weckstein, Keith Russell and Brandon Cuffy, this pay-what-you-wish evening is not to be missed!

Cheryl Beth Silverman Memorial Lecture Series: For the Love of Birds
Friday, May 19, 2023 
6:30 –7:30 p.m.

The Cheryl Beth Silverman Memorial Lecture returns in-person this year for a panel discussion with Kenn Kaufman, Holly Merker and Anwar Abdul-Qawi, all celebrating the healing power of birding and kicking off the opening weekend of our new exhibit, Illuminating Birds.

Illuminating Birds
Saturday, May 20, 2023 through Sunday, October 15, 2023 

Join fellow bird enthusiasts for the opening weekend of Illuminating Birds Saturday, May 20–21, 2023. This exhibit in the Academy’s Dietrich Gallery highlights historical and contemporary works tracing the lineage of birds, phylogeny and morphology with a focus on drawing, writing and close observation.

Black Excellence in Birding
Saturday, May 27, 2023 
5–9 p.m.

Join Philadelphia’s leading Black birders and nature enthusiasts for cocktails and appetizers at this special Academy after-hours event kicking off Black Birders Week 2023. Featuring live art, poetry, Ornithology Collection tours and a Black women in birding panel discussion, this festive event invites you to celebrate Black Excellence in Birding.