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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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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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September 2022

Wikimedia Commons Photography (and Contest!) with Ryan McGrady

September 20, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Location: Info Commons of Main Branch of Brooklyn Public Library** When you type the name of a bird into a search engine, one of the first links that inevitably pops up is Wikipedia. If you search for images of that bird, one of the first you'll see is likewise from Wikipedia. Even images used elsewhere on the web may have originated on Wikipedia's sister site, Wikimedia Commons, which is the world's largest free media repository. Wikipedia is where a large…

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October 2022

Olmsted Trees With Stanley Greenberg

October 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Location: Info Commons of Main Branch of Brooklyn Public Library** Fundamental to renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted's vision in his park designs was the role of time. He had the ability to see a plot of land for what it was in the raw undeveloped state, as well as to visualize how his designs would translate several decades into the future after the trees and shrubs he planted had rooted and spread and integrated with the space. This concept,…

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November 2022

eBird the Ferrari You Haven’t Even Taken Out of First Gear! With Kings County eBird Reviewers

November 15, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Location: Info Commons of Main Branch of Brooklyn Public Library** Join your local eBird reviewers for an interactive presentation to learn more about the functionality of eBird beyond “just checklists” and how we as birders have barely scratched the surface of its utility. In this meeting a few of your regional reviewers will give us a brief overview of eBird, what data intake looks like from the review side, and most importantly, the many ways eBird can better our birding…

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January 2023

Special Zoom meeting on Prospect Park’s Vale Restoration Plans

January 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Prospect Park Alliance will be making a presentation exclusively for Bird Club members on the design plans for the restoration of the Vale in the northeast corner of the park. Join us to learn more about the proposed design for this woodland area of the park, which resulted from a multi-year community outreach process. The project encompasses roughly 8 acres in the Vale, and is bounded by recent improvements including the restoration of the Flatbush Avenue perimeter, and the restoration…

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