Birdy Hour Speaker Series
The Birdy Hour Speaker Series is a series of virtual talks and discussions to foster appreciation for birds and nature, increase understanding of the scientific process, share conservation efforts, and inspire the public to help birds.
Through these events we partner with diverse people and organizations, including the US Geological Survey, Mote Marine Laboratory, Bioblitz.club, and Latino Outdoors, and share our mission with people from around the world. We also record the talks, share them with schools and community groups, and make them publicly available at the links below and on our YouTube channel.
If you would like to partner with us, please contact Environmental Education and Outreach Specialist Sirena Lao at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2020, the Birdy Hour program was funded by a generous grant from the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. The continuation of the series is possible thanks to support from individual donors from the community.
If you enjoy these events, we hope you’ll help sustain them by making a donation. Your tax-deductible contribution helps us make these events available to the public and engage broad audiences with birds, nature, science, and conservation.
Upcoming Birdy Hour Events
Building Community around Coyote Creek
by Deb Kramer, founder of Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful
Thursday, June 17 at 5pm
Restoration of High Marsh Diversity at Elkhorn Slough: Do Clustered Plantings Lead to Better Outcomes?
by Dr. Karen Tanner, UC Santa Cruz
Thursday, July 1 at 5pm
Bird Photography 101
by Sebastian Kennerknecht, wildlife photographer
Thursday, July 15 at 5pm
Dr. Katie LaBarbera, SFBBO Senior Biologist
Thursday, July 29 at 5pm
Life on the Edge: The Unique Evolutionary History of Salt Marsh Sparrows in the San Francisco Bay Area and Their Persistence in a Human-dominated Environment
by Dr. Phred Benham, UC Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Postdoctoral Researcher
Thursday, August 12 at 5pm
Excellent presentation! We seem to get so little positive news these days, I think it’s important to highlight advances that are being made, and to feel a connection with the people who are making them.”
“Thank you so much for all you do. This has been a challenging year with the pandemic and the fires, and the Birdy Hour is that gem that really brightens my week. The talks have been outstanding.”
- Comments from Birdy Hour Participants
Past Birdy Hour Recordings
Catch up on any of our past Birdy Hour talks by watching the videos below! You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay updated or check out our Birdy Hour playlists: 2020 | 2021.
Photo Credit: Anna's Hummingbird by Vijay Talati