September 17, 2021: Keynote speaker, Owl Festival, Vermont Institute of Natural Science. 6-7pm Eastern. Virtual. Free with suggested donation

September 23, 2021: Ruth Keeler Memorial Library. North Salem, NY. 7:30pm Eastern. Virtual. Details

October 14, 2021. The Contemporary Club of Albemarle, Charlottesville, VA. Private event

October 21, 2021. Buffalo Public Library, Buffalo, MN, Virtual event. Details TBD.

November 11, 2021: McHenry County Audubon. Woodstock, IL. Details TBD.

December 6, 2021: Nuttall Ornithological Club. Cambridge, MA. Details TBD.

January 13, 2022: Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival. Morro Bay, CA. Details TBD.


August 2, 2020: Live interview with BBC Radio Wales, 2:10 pm local time (9:10 am Eastern). Listen here:

August 4, 2020: In conversation with Laurie Hertzel (Minneapolis Star Tribune Books Editor), The Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, MN, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm Central Time, Zoom Livestream (free, but registration required)

August 10-14, 2020: Recording the audiobook for “Owls of the Eastern Ice”

August 18, 2020: Live interview with NewsTalk Dublin, 18 August 2020. Listen here

August 18, 2020: Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Scottsdale, AZ, Virtual Event. 5 pm Pacific, Facebook Live (free)

August 19, 2020: Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, WA, Zoom Livestream, 7:30 pm Pacific. $5

August 24, 2020: Browseabout Books, Rehoboth Beach, DE, 5:00 pm Eastern. Zoom Livestream (free, but registration required)

August 29, 2020: BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live, ~10:05 am local UK time (5:05am Eastern!!). Listen here:

September 8, 2020: Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH, Livestream, 7:00 Eastern, Details TBD

September 9, 2020: Reads & Company, Phoenixville, PA, Livestream, 7:00 Eastern, Details TBD

September 22, 2020: Napa Bookmine, Napa, CA. Livestream. 7pm Pacific. Free, but You must RSVP to attend. RSVP by emailing They will then send you an event link and password.

September 24, 2020: Grass Roots Books, Corvalis, OR, Livestream, 7pm Pacific. Free, Register here

October 01, 2020: University of Minnesota Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife Alumni Award Ceremony

October 06, 2020: Boise State Public Radio interview, 11am Central, Stream

October 13, 2020: Linnaean Society of New York. Details TBD

October 22, 2020: The Raptor Center, St. Paul, MN, Lunch for Volunteers, closed to the public

November 9, 2020: Isaac Walton League Minnesota, 6pm Central, Zoom livestream. Meeting ID 827 5794 9465

November 10, 2020: Minneapolis Audubon, 7pm Central. Zoom livestream. Free, but registration required.

November 17, 2020: Wild Bird Fund, NYC, 7pm Eastern, Zoom livestream. Free, but registration required

December 01, 2020: South Minneapolis Rotary. Closed to the public

December 13, 2020: International Owl Center, Houston, MN. 1pm Central. Zoom, registration required.

December 15, 2020: Pushkin House, London, UK. In conversation with Sophy Roberts. 6pm Local time. Zoom

January 26, 2021: Rochester Community College, Rochester, MN, closed to the public

February 08, 2021: Toronto Ornithological Club, Toronto, ON. Virtual

February 16, 2021: Illinois Audubon Society’s Lake/Cook Chapter. Virtual

February 19, 2021: Iowa State University guest lecture, 3pm Central. Virtual

February 24, 2021: Sayerville High School, Sayerville, PA. Private presentation

February 25, 2021: Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter, Virtual

March 11, 2021: Interviewing Andrea Pitzer, author of ICEBOUND, for Smithsonian Associates. 6:45 pm Eastern. Virtual. Details here

March 12, 2021: Brattleboro Literary Festival, Cocktail Hour. 5pm Eastern register

March 18, 2021: Lyngblomsten, St. Paul, MN, private

March 19, 2021: University of Minnesota Dept. of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology guest lecture. Private

March 23, 2021: Wild River Audubon, 7pm Central, Free: send an email to for a Zoom registration link.

April 01, 2021: New York City, private event

April 08, 2021: PEN Literary Awards Ceremony, 7pm-8pm Eastern. Free, register here

April 15, 2021: Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater, MN, 7pm. Space is limited–register here

April 20, 2021: Toronto Bird Celebration, 7:30 pm Eastern, Zoom, free, register here

April 21, 2021: Sarasota Audubon, Sarasota, FL. 7 pm Eastern, Zoom, free, register here

April 22, 2021: In conversation with Kawai Strong Washburn about his book “Sharks in the Time of Saviors.”7pm Central. Live on the Magers & Quinn Booksellers Facebook page and YouTube channel!

April 23, 2021: LA Times Festival of Books panel: “Science and Nature: From the Page to Wilder Places” A conversation with Jonathan Meiburg and Lulu Miller! 2pm Pacific (4pm Central, 5pm Eastern). Free, please RSVP

April 29, 2021: Minnesota Book Awards. I won my category!

May 13, 2021: DuPage Birding Club, 7pm Central (8 Eastern/5 Pacific). Zoom. Free. Register here

June 16, 2021: Browseabout Books, Rehoboth Beach, DE. In conversation with Sean Flynn, author of “Why Peacocks?” 5pm Eastern (4pm Central, 2pm Pacific). Zoom. Free. Register here

June 16, 2021: Moon Palace Books, Minneapolis, MN. In conversation with Jonathan Meiburg, author of “A Most Remarkable Creature” 8pm Eastern (7pm Central, 5pm Pacific). CrowdCast. Free. Register here