WEBINAR: Fall webinars to begin 19 October with the Search for Lost Birds Project

BOW Team September 5, 2023
Black-naped Pheasant-pigeon provided by the American Bird Conservancy
Black-naped Pheasant-pigeon

Join us for the next Birds of the World ‘Discovery Series’ webinar:

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM EST (timezone converter)
Length: 1 hour
Registration: Required for real-time attendance or to receive video at a later time.

What is a “lost bird?” What is involved in the re-discovery of a species “lost” to humans for so long? And how does investing resources to find a lost bird result in conservation gains for this and other species?

Find this out and more when John Mittermeier, Director of the Search for Lost Birds at American Bird Conservancy joins us for our first webinar of the 2023-2024 season. John will share stories from recent Lost Birds expeditions and describe how these searches can support conservation efforts around the world.

The Search for Lost Birds is a partnership between American Bird Conservancy, Re:wild, and BirdLife International that seeks to find new information and support conservation actions for bird species that are “lost,” meaning that they have no confirmed documentation in the past ten or more years. A new agreement between The Search for Lost Birds and Birds of the World ensures the mutual exchange of information about these and other species in ethes special habitats. Photo credit: Black-naped Pheasant-pigeon provided by American Bird Conservancy.



JOHN C. MITTERMEIER is the Director of the Search for Lost Birds at American Bird Conservancy. He has done fieldwork on birds around the world including search for lost species in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Madagascar, and Indonesia.

Hope to see you there!