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January 2020

The Galapagos: Home of Evolution Presented by Bobbi Manian and Tom Stephenson

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Note: This meeting will be held at the Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch Six hundred miles off the coast of mainland Ecuador sit a chain of volcanic islands that are home to a range of fascinating and unique animals. Because of its isolation, the Galapagos has served as a workshop in evolution. The slight variation of some of the birds from island to island triggered the imagination of Charles Darwin, which led him to develop his world-changing theory of evolution.…

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February 2020

How to Take Better Photos of Birds

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Birds make beautiful pictures. And photos can be useful in making tough IDs and also serve as memories of great experiences. But birds can be very difficult to photograph well. This workshop covers everything you need to know to make great, sharp bird photos. We will cover camera basics, how to set up for different conditions, advanced tips and tricks for the field; and also the importance of post-processing and how to make a good photo look professional. Tom Stephenson's articles and photographs are in museums and…

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March 2020

eBird: The Ferrari You Haven’t Taken Out of First Gear! Presented by Sean Sime

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Sean Sime, a professional photographer, eBird regional reviewer and long time member of the Brooklyn birding community will lead an interactive discussion on eBird's functionality beyond "just checklists" and how we as birders barely scratch the surface of its' utility. In this meeting Sean will be giving us a brief overview of eBird, what his contribution as a reviewer entails, and more importantly, he will show us some of the many of the ways eBird can better our birding skills…

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May 2020

Save the Choco, Presented by James Muchmore (rescheduled)

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prospect Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo
Brooklyn, 11225
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"Save the Choco" was our beneficiary of our 2019 Birdathon, for which we raised a record amount of over $12,000. Join us to learn a bit more about "Save the Chocó" and the impact our donations from the 2019 Birdathon have made to protect this important bio-diverse region of South America. James Muchmore is an artist, birder, designer, and photographer turned conservationist. James has been exploring design's role within conservation for the last 5 years. He has put his years…

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