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ONLINE: Spring Audubon Talk—The Surprising Secrets of Rock Pigeons


Artwork by Rosemary Mosco.

April 21 , 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Free

Pre-registration is required by 12 p.m. CDT Wednesday, April 20th.

Registration is now closed.

Miss the registration deadline? We’ll be recording the live talk and will post it afterwards to alaudubon.org/talks.

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

Most people don’t give city pigeons a second look—and that’s a shame, at least according to Rosemary Mosco, author of A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching: Getting to Know the World’s Most Misunderstood Bird. Not only are pigeons worth watching, but their millenia-long history of domestication makes them endlessly fascinating from a historical perspective. Using humor and cutting edge science, Rosemary will show you why pigeons deserve a second look.

If you are a member of Alabama Audubon, please plan to stay on after the talk for our Annual Membership Meeting, including voting on new board members. The meeting will conclude by 8 p.m. CDT. View the 2022–23 proposed board slate here.

Registration: To register, click on the button above. If you’re not an Alabama Audubon member 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 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.

Photo credit: Adrianne Mathiowetz

About the presenter: Rosemary Mosco makes books and cartoons that connect people with the natural world. Her Bird and Moon nature comics won the National Cartoonists Society’s award for Best Online Short Form Comic, were the subject of an award-winning museum exhibit, and are collected in a book that’s a 2019 ALA Great Graphic Novel for Teens. She makes best-selling science books for kids and adults, gives engaging keynotes at birding festivals, and writes for the PBS kids’ show Elinor Wonders Why.


FAQ’s:

I did not receive the email with the Zoom meeting instructions. Please double-check the email address you enter when registering for the online event as that is where the instructions will be sent (once registration closes). You may need to add us to your email provider’s safe sender list in the event it goes to spam. Also, please contact us by the morning of the event so that we have time to address your issue as generally you should have received the email right after registration closes.

The link doesn’t appear to be working. You may need to go to the Zoom website (https://zoom.us) and manually enter the webinar ID and password. Also, wait until just a couple of minutes before the meeting is supposed to begin to try to enter the meeting. It will not work if you try to join the meeting half an hour before it’s scheduled to begin, for instance. You can also check to make sure your computer meets the system requirements by clicking here.

Will this be recorded, and will I have the ability to view them later? We will be recording this session to make available on our website and Vimeo page.

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


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Through more than seventy-five years of conservation work in one of our nation’s most ecologically rich states, Alabama Audubon has seen firsthand how diversity strengthens natural communities. We believe that the same principle applies to human communities, which is why our organization is committed to providing equitable opportunities for all Alabamians to learn about and enjoy wild birds, their habitats, and the natural world. One of the best ways to support that belief is by valuing and actively seeking to strengthen diversity among our staff, our board, and our membership. To that end, Alabama Audubon welcomes the whole of our community to our work, and strives to make our programs, classes, and events open and accessible to all.