Illinois Audubon Society Virtual Evening Program
BALANCING SCIENCE AND BIRDWATCHING: A PERSONAL JOURNEY
SCOTT K. ROBINSON, ORDWAY PROFESSOR OF ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION
5:30 – 5:45 pm – Social Time & Welcome
6 – 7:00 pm – Program Presentation by Scott Robinson
7 -7:15 pm – Wrap up and Chapter Big Day Competition Notes
Scott’s career in avian ecology has spanned many disciplines, including community ecology, landscape ecology, demography, and behavior. Much of his work has occurred in temperate forests of New England and the Midwest and tropical rainforests in Peru.
As director of the Ordway Lab of Ecosystem Conservation he oversees a large group of graduate students pursuing research in tropical landscapes throughout the world. Scott is also an avid birder and has held the ABA North American Big Year record (set in 1976), and was twice a part of teams that set the World Big Day record (1982 and 2018).
Big Picture: Illinois Audubon Society Spring Gathering Big Day