Author to speak on bird conservation, patterns

An internationally known artist, naturalist and author of a popular guidebook series will speak about bird-watching Saturday on the LSU campus.

Kenn Kaufman, creator of the Kaufman Field Guides and a field editor for Audubon magazine, will lecture on wood warblers, migratory patterns of North American birds and building public support for bird conservation, according to the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, which is sponsoring his appearance.

The free lecture begins at 7 p.m. at the rotunda auditorium of the Energy, Coast & Environment Building at the corner of Nicholson Drive and Nicholson Drive Extension on the LSU campus. The Baton Rouge Audubon Society asks that guests park only on the side of the building next to Nicholson Drive, which has been set aside for the event.

His wife, Kim Kaufman, the director of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory in Oak Harbor, Ohio, will join him to speak about the Biggest Week in American Birding, a festival scheduled each may in Northwest Ohio.

A reception and book signing starts at 6 p.m.

There will be a limited number of Kaufman Field Guides for sale at the presentation.