The Vanishing Worlds of Audubon: Birding Walk for USC Students

Double-crested Cormorant by John LaMacchia from his “Birds of America” series
April 1, 2023 - April 1, 2023

Double-crested Cormorant by John LaMacchia from his “Birds of America” series

Admission is free and open to current USC students only, who must use the provided transportation to participate. RSVP beginning Wednesday, March 1, at 10 a.m.

Marcos Trinidad of the Audubon Center at Debs Park will lead a birding walk for USC students, who will view Anna’s hummingbird, California scrub-jays, and other species native to Southern California. Nestled within the 282-acre Ernest E. Debs Regional Park, the Center is a natural jewel in the heart of Los Angeles that is home to over 140 species of birds and has inspired a love of nature in over a quarter of a million residents of Los Angeles.

This event is part of a series held in conjunction with The Vanishing Worlds of Audubon, on display in Doheny Memorial Library from March 1–May 31, 2023, illuminating the works of artists and scientists who are addressing the challenges of avian extinction, habitat destruction, and the ever-growing threat of global climate change, along with items that highlight the complex history behind the illustrious artist, naturalist, and ornithologist John James Audubon.


As center director at the Audubon Center at Debs Park, Marcos Trinidad has nurtured a growing community of volunteers, youth, and community partnerships; implemented a facility and grounds improvement plan; and partnered with the National Park Service to establish a vibrant native plant nursery. He was recognized in 2017 by the North American Association for Environmental Education as the recipient of the Rosa Parks and Grace Lee Boggs Award for his leadership in environmental justice, education, and advocacy.

Related Events:

The Vanishing Worlds of Audubon
Tuesday, March 21, at 6 p.m.
Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, DML 240
For more info, click HERE

The Vanishing Worlds of Audubon: River Walk and Creative Workshop
Saturday, April 15, from 1 to 6 p.m.
Various Locations
For more info, click HERE

Presented by USC Visions and Voices. Organized by Aroussiak Gabrielian (Architecture), Tyson Gaskill (USC Libraries), Patty Johnson (USC Libraries), Lisa Mann (Cinematic Arts), Nathan Masters (USC Libraries), Anne-Marie Maxwell (USC Libraries), Amy Murphy (School of Architecture), and Tim Stanton (USC Libraries).