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Architecture with Birds in Mind
February 26, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Part of Portland’s Sustainability Series
Somewhere between 300 million and one billion American birds are killed each year after colliding with buildings. Coastal Maine, including Portland, is in the Atlantic Flyway, an important global corridor for bird migration.
Join Maine Audubon staff expert, Nick Lund, to learn about which architectural features are most dangerous to birds, which birds are most at risk, and what steps architects and municipalities can take to reduce their impact on migration.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
This is a non-ticketed event so please arrive early to secure a seat.
Featured Guest Speaker:
Nick is a Maine native, a writer, and an experienced conservation professional. Before joining Maine Audubon, he served as Senior Manager of the Landscape Conservation Program at the National Parks Conservation Association in Washington, DC, where he advocated for the protection of national parks from oil and gas activities.
Nick helped re-establish and lead the Washington, DC, Audubon Chapter, where he chaired the Diversity & Outreach committee. He holds a law degree from the University of Maine School of Law.
Nick has also built a large following as “The Birdist” for his humorous and insightful musings on birding and nature. Nick’s recurring “Birdist’s Rules of Birding” columns are among National Audubon’s most popular. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Slate, and National Geographic Online.