Let's Go Birding Together Bird Tour & Bird Art Class ft. Christina Baal
Celebrate Pride Month & Five Years of Let's Go Birding Together!
Sunday, June 18, 2023
10:00am - 1:00pm Eastern Greenwich, CT, Connecticut
Greenwich Audubon Center
613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT, 06831, CT
To celebrate Pride Month and Five Years of Let's Go Birding Together events, we are excited to announce a special Bird Tour and Bird Art Workshop with renowned Bird Artist and Former Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch counter Christina Baal. Join Christina and GAS Naturalist Ryan MacLean for a bird tour of our woodlands, meadows, fields and ponds followed by a hands on workshop where you will learn the basics of drawing your favorite birds! Binoculars, writing utensils and notepads are encouraged.
Christina Baal is a bird artist, writer, and naturalist whose dream is to meet and paint 10,000 different species of birds. After graduating from Bard College in 2014, she started her art business, Drawing 10,000 Birds, and has since traveled nonstop looking for birds. Most recently, she lived in a small Alaskan village where she got to watch brown bears in her backyard.
Christina loves going to bird festivals to show her artwork, lead trips, teach art, and spend time with the birding community. She has designed artwork for Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival, The Biggest Week in American Birding, New River Birding and Nature Festival, and New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding. She has also designed the artwork for ABA's Bird of the Year and was the keynote speaker of 2022's Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival in Texas. During the rest of the year, Christina works as an environmental educator and has recently started illustrating books including Once Upon a Feather: a Field Guide to Fantastic Birds and Lucy’s Life List. Learn more about Christina's work at her website HERE.
The arrival of June marks Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, usually just shortened to Pride Month. Celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, and, in the case of Audubon, bird walks. Our Let's Go Birding Together series was founded and organized by Jason St. Sauver, Community Education director at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center in Denton, Nebraska. Other Audubon sites across the country have joined Jason in creating inclusive birding events.
Let's Go Birding Together walks are for everyone who loves birds and the outdoors. We welcome those who identify as LGBTQ, allies, families, and anyone who wants to enjoy an outdoor experience that is inclusive. Why do we do this? Because the outdoors has not always been a welcoming place for LGBTQ people and Audubon wants help change that. For more information click HERE.
There will be no ticket sales at the door the day of the program. Please be prepared to show proof of your ticket registration, either as a printed copy of your registration receipt or your registration confirmation email on your phone.
- Program Fee: $15 per person. Your contributions help support our conservation work, including advocating for the protection of birds and the habitats they depend on for survival.
- Recommended for ages 6 and up.
- Pre-registration is required. Select HERE to Register.
- Please register for the quantity of ALL members in your party.
- We will meet you in our building's lobby to check in registrants.
- For questions, please contact Ryan MacLean at Ryan.MacLean@audubon.org or 203-930-1353.
Greenwich Audubon Center is a vibrant nature education center located at the main 285-acre Audubon sanctuary in Greenwich. We are a part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and Atlantic Flyway, and steward a total of seven sanctuaries in the Greenwich area. Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our miles of trails, nature programs, education resources, conservation-themed events, and nature store throughout the year.
We support a diverse and inclusive environment, and welcome individuals of all races, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, ethnicities, and perspectives. We work with families to modify programs for accessibility where possible.
Learn more about Accessibility at Greenwich Audubon Center