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Academy Speaker Series

A World of Urban Birds: A Conversation with David Lindo
Moderated by Jason Hall,
Founder and President of In Color Birding Club

A World of Urban Birds: A Conversation With David Lindo

Presented in partnership with the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC)
Thursday, May 25, 2023
7-8:30 p.m.
Pay as you wish

Celebrated Urban Birder David Lindo takes us around the urban world of birds. Over 20% of the globe’s bird species have been recorded within our towns and cities, sometimes without us noticing. You will be surprised by some of the species Lindo will be featuring. To see some of these great birds, all you have to do is open your hearts, minds and, importantly, look up!

This program is presented in conjunction with Academy special exhibitions Conversations With Birds and Illuminating Birds: Drawing as a Way of Knowing.

More on the Panelist and Moderator

About the Speaker

David Lindo, The Urban Birder, is vice-president of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and honorary president of the Colombia Bird Fair and was voted 7th most influential person in Wildlife by BBC Wildlife Magazine. He is a proud ambassador for Leica Birding, OM System, London Wildlife Trust, Lundy Island, EcoNoja Feria Internacional, Colombia Bird Fair, Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society, Naturehood, CJ Wildlife, Conservation Without Borders, Birding For All and British Hedgehog Preservation Society.

Lindo is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, a fellow of the International League of Conservation Writers and president of The Friends of Suntrap Forest Education Centre. He received the HH Bloomer Award in 2021 from the Linnean Society of London and was shortlisted for 2020 PPA Columnist of the Year. He wrote the stage play City Birder, about The Urban Birder's life, performed at Wroclaw Contemporary Theatre in Poland.

About the Moderator

Jason Hall is a scientist and community-based science educator, photographer, #BlackBirder, dog lover, LGBTQ+ ally, political junky and mixed family advocate. He is the founder of In Color Birding Club (ICBC), a new non-profit organization founded on the principle that birding is for everyone, especially historically marginalized communities. ICBC focuses on ensuring Black and brown communities have a strong, joyful, consistent and meaningful access point to birding and nature exploration overall. ICBC focuses its efforts in and around the Greater Philadelphia area by offering bird outings, field trips, school supply fundraisers and bus sponsorships.