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Birds: Philly’s Innovators in Ornithology & Odd Modern-Day Dinosaurs

May 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



Did you know that Philadelphia is the “Cradle of American Ornithology”? George Armistead – accomplished, professional birder and author – will introduce us to the cast of characters who pioneered this unique area of study, virtually all of whom hail from Philly. He’ll also take us on a tour of “strangeness”, examining the world’s most unusual birds, where they reside, what they do and why they’re different!

George is also known for his beautiful photographs of birds (as shown here!). Find out where he birds, and the best spots in Philly for great pictures! And, he’ll have copies of his book, Birds of Pennsylvania, available for purchase ($20) and signing.

Beer and Wine included.

Join George and GEO in the salon at Space & Company, for birds, discussion, and drinks.

Want to know more about George?

George Armistead, a birder since the age of 9 years old, has a long history in connecting people with nature through ecotourism and expedition travel. Currently he is chief network officer at Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Adventures, which operates birding tours, photographic tours, and wildlife safaris to over 100 countries. A professional wildlife guide with 20 years of experience, George has led trips to all continents, and authored two books on birds including Better Birding: Tips, Tools, and Concepts for the Field (2015, Princeton University Press) and The ABA Field Guide to the Birds of Pennsylvania (2016, Scott & Nix, Inc.). Based in Philadelphia, he received a masters degree in environmental studies at the University of Pennsylvania, is an associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, and spends much of his free time outdoors, studying birds and nature around Philly and beyond.


May 1, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Geographical Society of Philadelphia


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2200 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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