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March 2018

Members’ Photo Night

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Join us for the ever-popular Members' Photo Night and enjoy images of birds and nature presented by the many talented photographers in the club.  Presenters to be announced.

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April 2018

Rivers, climate change, and birds: Patterns of avian diversity across western and central African tropical forests

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Presented by Jerry Huntley, Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of History. Using genetic information gathered from natural history collections and field expeditions to West Africa, Jerry Huntley's team examined 70 species of African forest bird.  From this data, they hope to have a better understanding of how potential barriers to movement within the forest (such as rivers and savannahs) and historical climate change have shaped the distribution of birds that we see today, especially from a genetics standpoint.

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June 2018

Katie Fallon presents: Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Vultures are often overlooked, underappreciated, and unloved, despite the vital role they play healthy ecosystems. Worldwide, vultures are more likely to be threatened or endangered than any other group of raptor, but in the United States Turkey and Black Vultures may be increasing in number. Based on Katie Fallon’s new book, this presentation will discuss the life and times of the noble Turkey Vulture, including its feeding, nesting, and roosting habits, migratory behaviors, and common misconceptions. Katie Fallon lives in…

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