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Important Note on Location for Meetings: Meeting locations are changing for 2015 due to construction at our usual venue, the Litchfield Villa. PLEASE NOTE LOCATION FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL MEETING AS THEY MAY CHANGE FROM MONTH TO MONTH.

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Tuesday, March 10th, 7:00 P.M.

Iceland: Land of Fire, Ice and BIRDS!

Presenter: Sandra Paci

Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza

The lure of Iceland for birders lies not in the number of species to be seen, but in the quality of those species and the opportunity to encounter them in spectacularly beautiful and unspoiled landscapes, sometimes in overwhelming numbers. Seabirds, shorebirds, waterfowl, and gulls are all well represented. Some are special Icelandic races and subspecies found nowhere else. Many birds in this sparsely populated land show a remarkable lack of fear of humans, allowing for close viewing and photography. Join Sandra Paci as she discusses her 2013 journey to this intriguing island nation.

Sandra Paci was born in Baltimore, Maryland and lives in New York City, where she works for a gallery in the Chelsea art district and is an active member of the Brooklyn Bird Club and the Linnaean Society of New York. Since first catching the travel bug in the early 1980s, she has ventured to over twenty countries outside the U.S., mostly in Europe and Latin America. Sandra became an avid birder in 2003 and has enjoyed long-distance birding trips to Alaska, Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Iceland and Morocco.

Tuesday, April 14th, 7:00 P.M.

Exploring in the 21st Century: Ornithological Field Work in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea

Presenter: Paul Sweet

Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza

This past fall, Paul Sweet and a team of specialists from the American Museum of Natural History headed out to one of the most remote areas in the world in search of new species and specimens: Papua New Guinea. What did they find? Hear about this amazing expedition at tonight's presentation.

Paul Sweet was born in Bristol, England, and has been interested in birds for as long as he can remember. After completing a degree in zoology at the University of Liverpool, he traveled in the Americas and Asia for several years before working in the Raffles Museum in Singapore. In 1991 he moved to New York to work at the American Museum of Natural History, where he is now the Collections Manager in the Ornithology Department.

Monday, May 4th, 7:00 P.M.

Winter Pelagics in the MidAtlantic - Putting the "Birrrrr" in Birding"

Presenter: Paul Guris

Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza

The idea of venturing out on the ocean in winter is a daunting prospect for many birders, but this can be one of the most rewarding times to look for seabirds and other marine life in the Mid-Atlantic. Dovekies, Puffins, Murres, Razorbills, Gannets, Kittiwakes, loons, ducks, cormorants, and gulls can all be found, many quite regularly. Some of these species are much more common in our area than people realize, and we're discovering some things that help us find these birds more reliably. This program is an introduction to what you could expect on one of these trips, the birds we search for, and interesting information about them.

Paul Guris has been birding the Delaware Valley area for over 40 years. His first boat trip was in his mother's third trimester, so his love of seabirds comes naturally. He is a current member of the New Jersey Bird Records Committee, a past member of the Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee, a past president of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, the former captain of the now retired Nikon / DVOC World Series of Birding team, and the owner / operator of See Life Paulagics, a pelagic tour company specializing in trips in the Mid-Atlantic region.


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