We bring world-class speakers to Birmingham for our Seasonal Audubon Talks series.
Check out upcoming talks below, or visit our full calendar to see more great events.
During COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended all in-person events to keep our flock safe. In the meantime, we’re offering online programs to keep you informed about the birds you love. We’ll share events similar to our Audubon Talks below when possible until we’re all able to get together in person again.
New! You can now watch some of our recorded Audubon Talks!
See the latest below, or visit our Vimeo page for past talks and more.
2021 Winter Audubon Talk: Saving America’s Amazon with Ben Raines
27 January 2021
Alabama boasts more species per square mile than any other state. Its rivers are home to more species of fish, crayfish, salamanders, mussels, snails, and turtles than any other aquatic system in North America. But the state’s wild places are under siege, the victim of exploitation, pollution, and neglect. In Saving America’s Amazon: The Threat to Our Nation’s Most Biodiverse River System, Ben Raines explores Alabama’s extraordinary biodiversity, while chronicling the past and present hazards—from dams to pesticides to clear-cut logging to lax environmental regulation—that threaten the future of this priceless natural resource. The book, illustrated with Ben’s stunning photographs, is also a visual chronicle of Alabama’s remarkable, quickly vanishing, biodiversity.
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J. Drew Lanham, PhD, Talk with the Rotary Club of Birmingham
4 March 2020
Click here to listen to Dr. J. Drew Lanham’s presentation at Rotary Club of Birmingham, sharing his beautiful prose about birds, conservation, and of our 2019 Hale County Black Belt Birding Tour. Introduction by our Development Director and Rotary Club member Chris Oberholster.