Member talk: From Dodos to Dunnocks: 250 years of Ornithology

A photograph of a man holding a grey bird.

Event information

Event type: Online Members event

Free, online event - no ticket required.

16 September 2020 18.00 - 19.00

As Senior Curator in Charge of the Bird collection at the Museum at Tring, Dr Alex Bond is perfectly placed to shine a light on nearly 250 years of bird collecting and science.

With over a million bird specimens, representing about 95% of the world's bird diversity, the Museum is in a unique position to help the study of bird biodiversity.

Whether the famous dodo or a common dunnock, each specimen tells a story. Discussing some of our oldest and newest specimens Alex will show how they all add to our understanding and help with the protection of species and planet.

Alex is a conservation biologist with a focus on the marine environment and island biology. His interests include seabirds, marine debris, invasive species, and globally threatened or extinct species.

How to watch

This talk is free to attend and will be available to view via a private web link. We will send you an email with the link on the day of the talk.

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You can ask questions in real time while the talk is happening. Head to the video on YouTube and type your question into the chat box. 

An exclusive event

This event is part of a series of unique talks and tours for our Members, Patrons, Supporters and Corporate Members only.

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