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Photo of David Sibley with the cover of his latest book imposed over top

David Sibley: The Psychology of Bird Identification

Sunday, May 1, 2-3:30 pm—Online

Due to personal reasons, David Sibley requested we move his lecture to an online format. There are some great advantages to this move. Everyone gets a front row seat, you can pump up the volume, and you can ask more questions thanks to the chat feature. If you have any questions or concerns about this move, please email

In this lecture, illustrated with photos, drawings, and a few tests, David talks about how we perceive the world around us, and how our brains both help and hinder our efforts at bird identification.

The Sibley Guide to Birds, containing more than 6.600 original illustrations by David, was the realization of his lifelong dream—today, he is recognized as America’s leading ornithologist/illustrator.

Tickets are $20 for both members and nonmembers and must be purchased before the event.