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Author encourages birding for new audiences

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Published on: Jan. 21, 2011

KANSAS CITY Mo -- Noted ornithologist and author John C. Robinson is coming to Kansas City to share his birding expertise and encourage broader participation by people of all ethnic backgrounds in nature activities such as bird watching.

Robinson will discuss his latest book, “Birding for Everyone, Encouraging People of Color to Become Birdwatchers,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave. in Kansas City.

He will share his 10 secrets to becoming a better birder and the importance of mentorship to foster an appreciation for wildlife in new audiences. The event is free and enjoyable for all ages. A book signing and reception will follow the program.

For more information, call 816-759-7300.

The event is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Master Naturalist Osage Trails Chapter, Burroughs Audubon Society and the Friends and Family of Dr. Daniel Stern.

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