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April 2017

Heather Wolf Presents: Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront

April 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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Heather Wolf will talk about her book “Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront” and her urban quest to document and photograph the birds of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Heather is a birder and photographer and is a web developer at theCornell Lab of Ornithology. She leads bird walks, teaches birding classes and documents the birds of Brooklyn Bridge Park on her blog, brooklynbridgebirds.com. Heather’s photos are currently featured in the Museum of the City…

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Tom Stephenson and Angie Co Present: Intro to Birdwatching and the Birds of Prospect Park

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Park Slope Food Co-op, 782 Union Street
Brooklyn, 11215 United States
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Prospect Park is one of the best bird-watching spots in the U.S.  During spring migration it’s possible to see as many as 100 species in one day. Come learn about and see photos of the many colorful warblers, orioles, grosbeaks, raptors, ducks, and other species that visit and even depend on the park for their survival. Also, learn about why bird watching is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the country and how much fun this lifelong learning pursuit…

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September 2017

Lisa Manne Presents: Migration Mysteries: Variation in Migration Distances Under Climate Change

September 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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Lisa Manne, Assistant Professor of Biology at the College of Staten Island, will present Migration Mysteries: Variation in Migration Distances for North American Short-distance Migrants Under Climate Change   Under climate change, bird ranges are tending to shift toward the poles.  There are good reasons to believe that winter ranges might be shifting at the same rate of speed as are breeding ranges.  Her lab is testing this assertion with long-term data for short-distance North American migrants.  They found a…

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October 2017

Marie Read presents: Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake Basin

October 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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Marie Read’s photography of California’s iconic Mono Lake and environs reveals the fascinating birdlife of this spectacular birding hotspot, which is a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network site of International Importance. Tufa towers rise above the surface of Mono Lake’s highly saline/alkaline water, which teems with brine shrimp and alkali flies. Many breeding and migratory birds, including California Gulls, Wilson’s and Red-necked phalaropes, and Eared Grebes are attracted to the feast. Pinyon Jay, Violet-green Swallow, Sage Thrasher, and Lewis’s and…

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November 2017

Steve Nanz and Janet Zinn Present: Wild and Wonderful Cuba!

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Birders have been quick to take advantage of easier access to Cuba by US residents, attracted by the lure of 27 endemic species, warm Caribbean weather, and a fascinating culture. Last March four Brooklyn Bird Club members took a trip together to this wonderful country in search of birds, music, and of course, mojitos. Join Steve and Heidi Nanz, Janet Zinn, and Alan Baratz as they recount their trip in photos, and answer any questions you may have about traveling…

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