Carl Safina’s lyrical nonfiction writing explores how humans are changing the living world as well as what the changes mean for non-human beings and for us all. His work fuses scientific understanding, emotional connection, and a moral call to action. Professor Safina’s writing has won a MacArthur “genius” prize; Pew, Guggenheim, and National Science Foundation fellowships; book awards from Lannan, Orion, and the National Academies; and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George Rabb medals. He grew up raising pigeons, training hawks and owls, and spending as many days and nights in the woods and on the water as he could. Professor Safina is now the first Endowed Professor for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University and is founding president of the not-for-profit Safina Center.
Join owl expert Kevin J. McGowan from Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology and ecologist Carl Safina, author of Alfie and Me: What Owls Know, What Humans Believe, for an in-depth look into the complex lives of owls and how humans might live among them in harmony and with respect.
What You'll Learn
- What physical attributes and behaviors distinguish owls from other birds
- How to identify and observe owls in the wild
- What owls can teach us about our role as stewards of nature
Kevin McGowan combines a deep knowledge of birds with a passion for helping others learn. He is a professional ornithologist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and one of the world’s foremost experts on the behavior of crows. Dr. McGowan is also an accomplished birder and World Series of Birding champion. Among his contributions to Bird Academy, he created the popular Be a Better Birder series of courses and live webinars and co-authored the university-level Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology course.
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Join owl expert Kevin J. McGowan from Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology and ecologist Carl Safina, author of Alfie and Me: What Owls Know, What Humans Believe, for an in-depth look into the complex lives of owls and how humans might live among them in harmony and with respect.https://ecornell.cornell.edu/keynotes/view/K101023/primaryAmerica/New_YorkeCornell