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Virtual Tour: Audubon Mural Project with Leigh Hallingby

“Gang of Warblers” mural by George Boorujy, photo by Leigh Hallingby

February 17, 2021 , 5:30 pm 7:00 pm

Pre-registration is required by 12 p.m. CST Tuesday, February 16th, and space is limited.

Registration is now closed. Check out our other upcoming events here.

While this is a free event, please support our work if you are able and make a tax-deductible donation at alaudubon.org/annualfund.

The Audubon Bird Mural Project, sponsored in part by the National Audubon Society,* is an impressive effort to create murals of over 300 North American birds. Most of the murals are in the Harlem neighborhoods of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights, where John James Audubon lived the last ten years of his life. All of the birds painted are threatened by climate change. So the project is designed not only to display the birds’ beauty, but also to make us aware of the challenges that they face. The artworks range from lovely panels that fill in a former window to spectacular murals covering the entire side of a building. We will see over 40 murals, plus Audubon’s grave site, in a 50-minute slide presentation with live commentary. There will be time afterwards for Q&A.  

About the presenter: Leigh Hallingby is a licensed New York City tour guide who specializes in the Audubon Mural Project. She is passionate about exploring all five NYC boroughs and beyond on foot, mostly through organized walking tours (HarlemWalks.com). Leigh is retired from a 36-year career as a nonprofit librarian. She loves doing research about the neighborhoods in which she gives tours and sharing the information about them with attendees. Leigh is a feminist, collector, genealogist, and lover of arts, culture, and travel. She lives in Manhattan. Find her on Facebook and Instagram at @harlemwalksnyc.

Registration: To register, click on the button above. If you’re new to our online system and don’t yet have a username and password, simply click the “X” on the pop up and fill out the basic form. If you do have a login, please use it as this helps us tremendously on our end! You should receive an automated email upon registering.

Please note, you will receive a separate email with the Zoom webinar instructions before the online event (once registration closes). You’ll need the link or webinar ID and password from this email to join the meeting. In the event the link does not work for you, you may need to go to the Zoom website and manually enter the webinar ID and password. Please double check your email and make sure it’s a valid email address prior to completing your registration. We’ve had several kick-backs when sending the Zoom meeting instructions out to registrants, and you won’t be able to join the webinar without this information. Thanks!

Questions? Email the Programs Assistant.

*While we’re certified as a chapter of the National Audubon Society, we are a separate 501(c)(3) that relies on your support to carry out our outreach and conservation work. By giving directly to Alabama Audubon, you ensure that every dollar stays in our state for the benefit of our birds and bird lovers.


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Will this be recorded, and will I have the ability to view it later? We will be recording this event to post on our website and on our Vimeo page for anyone who was not able to register in time or missed the presentation. 

Is there a waiting list? We do not have waiting lists for our online events at this time.