Tales of a Birder: Lessons from Around the Globe

A group of photographers peer into the Amazonian brushIn his decades of world travel, birder Denis Kania has cultivated an intimate knowledge of bird species around the world, as well an insightful understanding of global conservation efforts and what we can do at home.


Join Denis as he shares tales of his journeys from the Amazon to Africa, searching the world for rare and vanishing species. While on these adventures, he learned how citizens across the globe are fighting threats to habitat to preserve some of the planet’s most unique bird species. He’ll share tales of success and struggle that will sound familiar, even though they occurred halfway around the world. He’ll discuss how the choices we make at home can contribute to the global effort to protect endangered birds.

Denis has been birding around the globe over 20 years. His main focus has been on Central and South America. He is the Manager of Natural Areas for the St. Charles Park District and has taught at the Morton Arboretum for 19 years. He often organizes birding trips to just about anywhere in the world.

Instructor: Denis Kania
Notes: Held indoors. Limit 35

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Schedule and Location

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember

Registration Information

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.