Upcoming events


May 9-12:  Keynote address and workshop at Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, Homer, AK

November 21-24:  Keynote address at Central Valley Bird Club, Stockton, CA


January 30-February 3: Hay Festival in Medellín and Cartagena de Indias

March 4: Palm Desert, California: lecture and Q&A, Riverside Palm Desert Center and UCR Center for Conservation Biology and Friends of the Desert Mountains

June 20 or 27: Chautauqua Bird, Tree, and Garden Club, Chautauqua, NY

Past events


January 9, 10 a.m.:  Talk at Dolley Madison Garden Club

January 10, 11 a.m.:  Presentation at Contemporary Club of Albemarle, Charlottesville, VA


April 17, 6 p.m.:  Presentation at Volante Bookstore, Stockholm, Sweden

April 26, 7 p.m.:  Presentation and signing at Howard County Conservancy, Woodstock, MD

June 9, 4 p.m.:  Illustrated presentation at Chroma Gallery for Exaltation of Larks exhibit

June 28, 3:10 p.m.:  Conversation with Alex Taylor at "The Genius of Animals" session, Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen, CO

July 28 and 29 , 4:30-5:30 pm:  Presentations at the Roger Tory Peterson Wild America Nature Festival, Panama Rocks State Park, NY

August 25, 7-9 pm:  Presentation at Vancouver International Bird Festival, Canada

August 30, 7-830 pm:  Talk at Yampa Valley Crane Festival, Steamboat Springs, CO

September 6, 8 a.m.  Presentation at UVA Pediatric Grand Rounds, Charlottesville, VA


March 1, 7 p.m.: Presentation at Monticello Bird Club, Charlottesville, VA.  Book sale and signing after event.

March 4, 2-4 p.m.:  Program at State Arboretum of Virginia.  Book sale and signing after event.

March 5, 3-5 p.m.:  Presentation at Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, Reston, VA.  Book sale and signing after event.

March 16, 6 p.m.:  Lecture at American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA

April 11, 7 p.m.:  Talk and signing at Books, Inc., Berkeley, CA

April 12, 7 p.m.:  Talk and signing at Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

April 13, 7 p.m.:  Talk and signing at Third Place Books, Seattle, WA

April 14, 7 p.m.:  Talk and signing at Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA

April 18, 7 p.m.:  Lecture and signing at Cambridge Science Festival/Papercuts J.P./,  Hunnewell Building at the Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA. Click here for details.

April 19, 6 p.m.:  Talk and signing at Denison Pequotsepos/Coogan Farm Nature Center with Bank Square Books, Stonington, CT

April 20, 7 p.m.:  Talk and signing at R J Julia, Madison, CT

April 25, 7 p.m.:  Quail Ridge Books, North Hills, 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd., Raleigh, North Carolina. Click here for details.

May 6 , 7 p.m.:  Keynote address at the Virginia Society of Ornithology, Richmond, VA.  Book sale and signing at event.

June 19, 6:30 p.m.:  Presentation at Crozet Library, Crozet, VA.  Book sale and signing after event.

July 22, 10:30 a.m.:  Presentation in the Kitzinger Community Room of the James City County Library at 7770 Croaker Road, just off I-64.Williamsburg, VA.  Book sale and signing after event.

July 26, 7 p.m.:  Presentation at  the U.S. Fish and Wildlife National Conservation Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.   Book sale and signing after event.  Click here for more information.

August 26, 2:30 p.m.:  Presentation at Deakin Edge for the Melbourne Writers Festival, Melbourne, Australia.  Book sale and signing after event.  

August 31, 5:30-6:30 p.m.:  Presentation at Castlemaine Library, 212 Barker Street, Castlemaine, Victoria 3540, Australia. Book sale and signing after event.

September 6-11:  Presentation at Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group 2017 Workshop/Conference, Baradine, Australia

September 22-24:  Keynote presentation at the Delta Birding Festival, Catalonia, Spain

October 8, 2 p.m.:  Lecture at Ivy Creek Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA.  Book sale and signing after event.

October 18, 10 a.m.:  Presentation and signing at Albemarle Garden Club, Charlottesville, VA

November 2, 7 p.m.:  Presentation and signing at Denver Museum of Science and Nature, Denver, CO

November 9,  6-9 p.m.:  Presentation and signing at Houston Audubon Society, MATCH Auditorium, Houston, TX 

December 6, 2017, 10:25 a.m.:  Presentation for students, Monticello High School, Charlottesville, VA


World Science Festival:  "Science & Story:  The Instinct for Curiosity", Saturday, June 4, 8 p.m., NYU Kimmel Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium.  John Hockenberry moderated a panel with Marie Konnikova, Mary Roach, and me.  As the WSF program says, it was "an evening of laughter and unexpected revelations as these sparkling authors [discussed] how they transform complicated science into engaging literature."

Radio appearances:

Listen to WYNC interview with Leonard Lopate, June 3, 2016.

Listen to NPR interview with Tom Ashbrook "On Point", April 12, 2016.

Listen to interview with Sandy Hausman on WVTF, April 12, 2016.

Listen to interview on "The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter," April 17, 2016.

Listen to podcast of WICN "Inquiry" with Mark Lynch, May 5, 2016.

Listen to "Talkin' Birds" interview with Ray Brown, May 22, 2016.