Intro to Bird-Watching

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Event Details

African-American wildlife biologist Alex Troutman will give an introduction to ornithology, the study of birds, at an online Discovery Series lecture presented by the Estuarium Thursday, February 2nd at 6:30 PM. Troutman, who is currently obtaining his Masters in Biology from Georgia Southern University, is doing research on the relationship between birds and insects in tidal wetlands. His talk will be about studying birds and waterfowl in general and being a Black birder/nature enthusiast.

As a Black birder Troutman is passionate about increasing diversity in the STEM field. From being involved in Black in Marine Science and Black Birder’s Week, to leading nature hikes, he is out to show there are wildlife biologists who look like you. If you are interested in studying birds, especially waterfowl, as a Black, Indigenous, or other Person of Color, this is your chance to listen in and ask questions!

Young ones are invited to join in the virtual talk by following along with coloring pages related to the Discovery Speaker Series topics that will be available for download prior to the event.

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For more information about this free event and to RSVP on Facebook, please visit:

If you cannot attend through Facebook Live you can register for the Zoom here:

Anyone can watch the video on Facebook Live with or without a Facebook account. To watch the talk simply go to the Facebook link at 6:30pm on February 2nd and the video will be playing; you do not need to sign in to see it. If you would like to join via Zoom you must register beforehand through the link above.


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