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ONLINE Course: Audubon at Home: Vultures—Bald Is Beautiful!

Black vulture

September 22, 2020 , 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

Pre-registration is required by 3 p.m. Monday, September 21st, and space is limited.

UPDATE: Registration is now closed. Check out our upcoming events here.

In response to physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering some free online courses and events as a public service to help folks continue to learn about the birds they love! Please support our work if you are able and make a tax-deductible donation at alaudubon.org/give. Even though the state has reopened, it’s important to stay safe during this pandemic. See our full COVID-19 statement here.

Cape vulture, part of the captive breeding program at VulPro in South Africa by Jessie Griswold.

Often labeled as ugly, disgusting, and associated with unscrupulous politicians, vultures are a key component to life because they eat the dead. Learn from Jessie Griswold about the critical role they play in the ecosystem, how to identify Alabama’s resident birds, as well as the steep decline in global populations. We’ll dispel some myths, discover the adaptations that make these birds so efficient, and learn that bald is beautiful!

Disclaimer: This presentation will include pictures of dead animals.

Where and when do we meet? This online course meets on Tuesday, September 22nd, from 5:30–6:30 p.m. CDT. It will be roughly an hour-long online class with time at the end for questions.

Registration: Space is limited. 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. You’ll receive an automated email upon registering.

Please note, you will receive a separate email with the Zoom webinar instructions before the first class (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 Outreach & Communications Director.


Will this be recorded, and will I have the ability to view them later? Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to record our online courses. Please check out our other upcoming online events here.

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

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.

I did not receive the email with the Zoom meeting instructions. Please double-check the email address you enter when registering for the course 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 if possible as generally you should have received the email right after registration closes so that we have time to address your issue.