I Saw A Bird

Tune in the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm (ET)!

While people across the country and globe are staying home to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, Audubon has launched I Saw A Bird to bring a bit of the bird world indoors for everyone, no matter where they are. This monthly Facebook Live show highlights funny, engaging, educational, and sometimes weird bird-related topics and discussion, all while fostering a sense of community for everyone who has found joy in birds while stuck at home.

Each month, Audubon’s visual storytelling senior producer Christine Lin and chief network officer David Ringer will welcome celebrities and guests to offer a fresh look at the world of birds and birdwatching. Episodes will air the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm ET as a Facebook Live on Audubon’s Facebook page. Tuning in via Zoom? See registration details below.

Upcoming Episode

Episode #14
November 18, 2020, at 7:00 pm ET

To register for Episode #14, sign up through Zoom:

Schedule & Previous Episodes

See below for the weekly schedule and each week's discussion topics. Remember to check back in to find YouTube videos of previous episodes you may have missed (or just want to watch again) and updates on upcoming show topics.

Episode #1 -- Spring Migration
April 7, 2020, at 7:00 pm ET

Saturday Night Live’s Melissa Villaseñor joins Kenn Kaufman, Purbita Saha, and Audubon's Jenny Bogo, to talk bird migration and other bird facts.

Episode #2 -- Native Plants
April 15, 2020, at 7:00 pm ET 

Emmy-nominated actress and bird enthusiast Lili Taylor, and Audubon’s Jenny Bogo, Sabine Meyer, John Rowden and Marcos Trinidad, talk plants for birds.

Episode #3 -- Celebrating Earth Day
April 22 ,2020, at 7:00 pm ET

Special guests include esteemed climate scientist and professor at Texas Tech University, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Audubon's Dr. Brooke Bateman, Dr. Jill Deppe, Dominic Arenas, and Roslyn Rivas. The group talked all things migration, climate science, and Earth Day! 

Episode #4
April 29, 2020, at 7:00 pm ET

Special guests include Tony- and Emmy-award winning actress, wildlife advocate, and Audubon board member Jane Alexander, Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Dr. Adriaan Dokter; multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker Morgan Heim; and Audubon's Dr. Nat Seavy, Sabine Meyer, and Preeti Desai.

Episode #5
May 6, 2020, at 7:00 pm ET

This week, bird expert, Kenn Kaufman shares amazing migration facts and answers bird questions! Additionally, take a virtual tour of the Audubon Mural Project and get an inside look at Krikey’s gaming app, Wingspan.

Episode #6
May 13, 2020, at 7:00 pm ET

This week features a special message from legendary conservationist, humanitarian, and crusader for the ethical treatment of animals Dr. Jane Goodall. Additionally, have your bird questions answered by Audubon scientists Mikko Jimenez and Chad Witko; and meet some birds from Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.

Episode #7
May 20, 2020, at 7:00 pm ET

Advertising executive and Audubon board member Jeff Goodby joins us this week; along with Audubon's Diego Ochoa and Jeff Wells, with the Indigenous Leadership Initiative's Shaunna Morgan Siegers, for a close up on Audubon’s International Alliances Program; and members of the "Galbatrosses"—Audubon's Dr. Brooke Bateman, Stephanie Beilke, Martha Harbison, and Joanna Wu—to talk about I Saw A Female Bird Day.

Episode #8
May 27, 2020, at 7:00 pm ET

This week features an interview with journalist Brentin Mock and a roundtable discussion with Audubon on Campus student leaders. Also, watch an exclusive clip from our interview with Dr. Jane Goodall!

Episode #9
June 24, 2020, at 7:00 pm ET

Learn what to do if you find a baby bird away from its nest with Rita McMahon from Wild Bird Fund! Meet some of the organizers behind the first ever Black Birders Week and hear how Audubon celebrates Pride with our inclusive birding events, Let’s Go Birding Together! Oh and check out this sneak peek of Audubon magazine's Summer issue.

Episode #10
July 29, 2020, at 7:00 pm ET

This month, David Sibley discusses his new book, What It's Like to Be a Bird, and takes audience questions; we take a deep dive into the 2020 Audubon Photography Awards with the judges; and play Stump the Expert with bird experts Kenn Kaufman and Purbita Saha.

Episode #11
August 26, 2020, at 7:00 pm ET

Astronaut and Audubon board member Dr. Kathryn Sullivan joins us this week; Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Dr. Kevin J. McGowan and Audubon’s Chad Witko answer fall bird migration questions; and Audubon's Joseph Manson and Angel Poe talk tips and activities for back-to-school season.

Episode #12
September 30, 2020, at 7:00 pm ET

Join science writer and artist Rosemary Mosco to hear about the funny side of the natural world; learn about this year's hawkwatch season from Panamá Audubon Society's Rosabel Miró and Florida Keys Hawkwatch's Rafael Gálvez; and tune into a special panel discussion in honor of Latinx Heritage Month with Audubon board member Sara Fuentes, and Audubon's Nadia Rodriguez and Refugio Mariscal.

Episode #13
October 28, 2020, at 7:00 pm ET

In this special Owl-oween episode, we are joined by Audubon Pennsylvania’s Carrie Barron, Center Manager at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, and her special guest Oden the Great Horned Owl. Then, we will get a first-hand look behind the science of owl banding with Sean Graesser and Tyler Christensen, co-founders of Wild Bird Research Group. Finally, we’ll look back on Indigenous Peoples’ Day and take a look forward to the future of Indigenous conservation with Audubon’s Bradford Kasberg.

Episode #14
November 18, 2020, at 7:00 pm ET

Stay tuned for this month's discussion topic!



Executive Producer: Elizabeth Sorrell
Producers: Preeti Desai, Christine Lin, David Ringer, David Yarnold
Title Sequence: Mike Fernandez
Special Thanks: Daniel Burns, Nicole Bush, Mike Fernandez, Estefania Palacio, Robert Quinn

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