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The Bird Collision Problem in Philadelphia

August 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Speaker Series with Keith Russell: “The Bird Collision Problem in Philadelphia “

Tuesday, August 23rd, 7:00-9:00pm

Birds have been colliding with buildings and other human structures since the 19th century and much of the work that has been done historically to help us understand the phenomenon was done in Pennsylvania, and this includes pioneering research conducted in Philadelphia by the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club during the 1890s. This talk will review what we have learned about the problem in Philadelphia and what has been done in recent years in Philadelphia to address it.

Part of 2022: The Year of Birds at Awbury Arboretum

Cost: FREE; but registration required and capped at 30

Registration is required and limited to 30 people; please use the form below.  All participants must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask while in the Cope House.

Location: The Francis Cope House, 1 Awbury Road, Philadelphia 19138

Questions?  Please contact Nancy at npasquier@awbury.org.

Keith Russell is the Program Manager for Urban Conservation for Audubon Mid-Atlantic. Based in Philadelphia he works on a variety of bird conservation issues including bird collisions with human structures, birds and nocturnal lights, non-native plants, migration stopover habitat, and ornithological history. His work uses education, monitoring, research, advocacy, mitigation work, and habitat restoration to improve conditions for birds in ways that have also broadened engagement in the environmental movement.

Funding for this event has been provided by Spring Point Partners, PA Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.  


August 23, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Francis Cope House
One Awbury Road
Philadelphia, PA 19138