What can we do to bring back our birds and save the planet? In this presentation, Arvind Panjabi will provide a synopsis of the state of our bird populations, both locally and continentally, and talk about the loss of 3 billion birds over the last half-century. He will also cover the massive die-off of migrants in Colorado in 2020 and the impact it has on populations. In addition, Panjabi will highlight initiatives underway at the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and other organizations to address various conservation challenges at local, national and international scales.
About Arvind Panjabi:
Arvind Panjabi is a Senior Research Scientist at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies where he works to conserve the birds of western North America through science, education and stewardship. He has spent much of his 21-year career at Bird Conservancy developing partnerships, local capacity and the science to advance bird conservation in Latin America, especially in the grasslands of northern Mexico. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles on the ecology and conservation of North American birds, including the landmark paper on the Decline of the North American Avifauna in Science in 2019. Arvind also works closely with Partners in Flight to identify and coordinate bird conservation priorities among wildlife agencies and organizations across North America. When not in the field, office or traveling, Arvind enjoys watching birds, playing music, and camping with his wife Susan and two teenage boys.
About Naturalist Nights:
Each winter, ACES partners with Wilderness Workshop and Roaring Fork Audubon to co-host the popular Naturalist Nights speaker series, bringing a great line-up of experts to explore topics of the natural world with our community. This lecture was live streamed at Hallam Lake Nature Preserve on March 10, 2022.