Essex County Ornithological Club Calendar

Winter 2022

Speaker Series/Club Events

Friday, February 4, 7:45pm
Cities that Love Birds: Planning for Bird-Friendly and Biophilic Cities

Registration link coming soon

Cosponsored by PEM

Brief ECOC club meeting from 7:30-7:45pm

What if we design and plan cities with birds in mind? What would a bird-friendly city look like and feel like?

Timothy Beatley, a professor of Sustainable Communities at the School of Architecture at the Univ. of Virginia, will present the ideas and findings in his new book The Bird-Friendly City (Island Press, 2020).

Beatley, a longtime advocate for intertwining the built and natural environments, will take us on a global tour of cities that are reinventing the status quo with birds in mind. He will also place urban bird conservation efforts in the larger context of the global movement towards Biophilic Cities, cities that put nature at the center of their design and planning and that recognize the innate need for human connection with other species and the natural world.

Directions to the Peabody Essex Museum

PEM Connect Building is at 135 Essex Street, next door to PEM’s main entrance (at the corner of Essex and Liberty St. in Salem, MA). Morse Auditorium is in PEM’s main building. Note: if severe weather is forecast, call 978-745-1876 to confirm event.

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Please be advised: ECOC calendars are only sent via email, unless a member requests otherwise. The calendar can always be viewed here on our web site. Hard copies will also be available at programs.

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Essex County Ornithological Club 100th Anniversary Sponsors