Nick G. Liadis

Nick is an avian conservation biologist and founder of Bird Lab, a non-profit creating and implementing bird-focused conservation practices through the integration of research, education, and community science that together create healthy ecosystems. His work takes him into urban, suburban, and rural areas to better understand how birds live alongside humans. With his background in architecture, he’s defined a new approach to design by expanding a strong interest in birdlife, and central to this cross-disciplinary work is protecting birds from striking the windows of buildings, which occurs when they get tricked into perceiving their habitat reflected in glass.

Nick has expanded his bird banding research with appointments at the Point Reyes Bird Observatory in California and the Powdermill Avian Research Center in Pennsylvania. As a research fellow at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Nick leverages his cross-disciplinary background with the depth of resources at the museum, such as the Bird Safe Pittsburgh Program. With his endorsement by the American Bird Conservancy and the American Institute of Architects to teach about bird-safe cities and buildings, he unites architects, planners, policymakers and scientists around the protection of birds in cities.