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Bird Watching In and Around San Diego

April 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Free, open to all.
Nigella Hillgarth

San Diego is a wonderful area for birding with many different habitats and also being on the Pacific flyway means that many birds migrate through the area. Over 515 species have been recorded in the County. There will be an introduction to Birding and equipment needed as well as how to attract birds to your yard and where to see birds in the San Diego area.

About Dr. Hillgarth
Dr. Nigella Hillgarth is a biologist who served as the Executive Director of the Birch Aquarium from 2002 to 2014. Previously she was Executive Director of the Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City, the largest bird sanctuary in the country, where she collaborated on conservation efforts for marine birds in the Galapagos islands, Peru and Argentina.

From 2014 to 2017, Dr. Hillgarth served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the New England Aquarium, where she raised the profile of the Aquarium’s global conservation and research work by founding the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, as well as developing a vision for the future of the Aquarium and the surrounding Boston waterfront.

Dr. Hillgarth received a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Oxford University in the UK, as well as a PhD in Evolutionary Biology. She has conducted research on behavioral ecology and evolution of birds in many parts of the world, including Britain, India, Thailand, the Arctic, South America, and the United States.

Wednesday, April 28, 10 AM
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April 28, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free, open to all.
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La Jolla Community Center (Online)
6811 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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