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April 2021

Audubon Mural Project: A Virtual Walking Tour with Leigh Hallingby

April 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Via Zoom, Registration required. Please register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrc-GvqDsoEtPNZYdUq0A6Lmg1SK2YLPiK The Audubon Mural Project is an impressive effort to create murals of over 300 North American birds. Most of the murals are in the Harlem neighborhoods of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights, where John James Audubon lived the last ten years of his life. Since all of the birds painted are threatened by climate change, the Project is designed, not only to display the birds’ beauty, but also to make us aware of the…

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May 2021

Glen Davis Presents Wildlife Track Stars

May 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

(rescheduled from an earlier date) via Zoom Bio: Glen started birding in Brooklyn at age 10 and was a regular of Brooklyn Bird Club trips and meetings until graduating high school in 1995.  Since then Glen has worked a myriad of field jobs and as a tour leader.  Glen resides in Cape May with his wife Kashi and currently works at Cellular Tracking Technologies as well as a counselor in the summer for Camp Cascades for Young Birders. Talk Summary: California Condors can now…

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September 2021

Monty and Rose: The Story of Chicago’s Piping Plovers

September 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Via Zoom, Registration required. Please register here:  https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckf-irrj4sEt3pG_6v3lw9OY_Y68NoZBUD Monty and Rose" is a 2019 documentary written and directed by Bob Dolgan. The film tells the story of a pair of endangered piping plovers that nested at Chicago's Montrose Beach, becoming the first of the species to nest in the city since 1955. The endangered birds took up residence on one of the busiest stretches of one of the busiest beaches in Chicago. Those interviewed for the film include volunteers, biologists…

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October 2021

Grassland Specialists of Freshkills Park Presented by Jose Ramírez-Garofalo & Shannon Curley

October 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Via Zoom, registration required: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkceGprTssEtz40JcEXGCNDyFohGuLxZZr Presenters: Jose Ramírez-Garofalo & Shannon Curley Temperate grasslands are among the most globally imperiled biomes, suffering from habitat loss, land conversion, and lack of protection. Consequently, grassland birds are among the most substantially declining guilds of North American birds. Freshkills Park in Staten Island, New York is approximately 2,000 acres of reclaimed land within the New York City Parks system. The park was established on the site of the former Fresh Kills Landfill—the largest landfill…

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November 2021

Concert: Stephan Nance Presents Sparkbird!

November 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Via Zoom, registration required: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtdu6upzsqE9RI3tgD2P_m-k8wg7vJQfyy Join us for an evening of bird-filled poetic piano pop from Sparkbird, the musical project of queer singer-songwriter Stephan Nance. This concert will be INTERACTIVE - win swag from Sparkbird by playing BIRD BINGO while you listen! Learn more at https://sparkbirdmusic.com/ Sparkbird is the musical project of queer singer-songwriter Stephan Nance, whose performing credits include multiple tours in Japan and Europe. Their album Look at the Harlequins! attracted the attention of Birding Magazine and the…

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January 2022

Piping Plovers in NYC – How a New Volunteer Group is Looking to Help Protect Endangered Shorebirds in Our City

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented by Chris Allieri Zoom registration link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcO2prj4iGNB-2npPSWeZbo4Qm9-pOSIG Begun in March 2021, the NYC Plover Project enlisted over 50 volunteers to help educate beach-goers on NYC’s most popular beaches in Queens during their first season. Each year, just under 100 adult Piping Plovers come to the city to nest, arriving in March and leaving in early August. The threats facing the young chicks born to these intrepid shorebirds are numerous, spanning predation, fierce coastal storms and flooding, and of course,…

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February 2022

Birdability: Because Birding is for Everybody and Every Body!

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented by Freya McGregor Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvde6hqj8vHNSAs0wHFOYWm-V_UfSNbyPB Birding is an activity that can bring so much joy and empowerment to everybody, but not everybody is able to go birding easily. Birdability is a brand new non-profit, based in the US but with a global reach. Through education, outreach and advocacy, Birdability works to ensure the birding community and the outdoors are welcoming, inclusive, safe and accessible for everybody. We focus on people with mobility challenges, blindness or low vision, chronic…

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March 2022

Bird Photography with Alyssa Bueno

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Alyssa Bueno for her talk which will cover beginner photography tips, how to use urban parks to your advantage, and ethics. Q&A To follow after.   Bio: In 2019, Alyssa got into birding after attending her first Feminist Bird Club walk with Jen Kepler and Jeffrey Ward. Since then, she has been absolutely enthralled in the world of birds and photography. She currently teaches photography to intermediate photographers and shares resources on how to take ethical photos on her…

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April 2022

Learning the Birds with Susan Fox Rogers

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Age 49, avid outdoorswoman Susan Fox Rogers fell for the birds. She took to birding with the energy of a convert, learning not just the birds, but the history of birders like Florence Merriam Bailey and the notorious murderer Nathan Leopold. She reveled in the history and natural history, environmental and ethical issues that the birds led her to. Learning the Birds chronicles the first three years Rogers, accompanied by expert birder and new boyfriend Peter, adventured from her home…

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May 2022

Members Photo & Art Night

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a chance to meet and view some of the works from our amazing BBC community members. Members of the Brooklyn Bird Club will be sharing their photographs and/or art they have created over the course of these strange, pandemic times. Members who wish to present will need to submit up to five pieces to our meeting committee chair: Jennifer Kepler (Plummer.jen@gmail.com) before May 7th, 2022. All photos must have been taken in accordance to the ABA's code…

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