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Calendar of Events

Location for Meetings: Unless otherwise noted, meetings will now be held at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza

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Tuesday, September 20th, 7:00 P.M.

Great Gull Island

Presenters: Helen Hays and Joe DiCostanzo

Great Gull IslandHelen Hays and Joe DiCostanzo, researchers at the Museum of Natural History, will present highlights from more than 40 years of research, monitoring and habitat support of the nesting Roseate and Common terns on Great Gull Island in Eastern Long Island Sound. Currently a record 9,500 Common tern pairs and 1300 Roseate tern pairs nest there. Discovery of abnormal nestlings sounded the early warnings on toxic levels of PCBs in the Sound in the 1970’s. A large number of volunteers assist during the breeding season, and the project has partners in South America where they discovered the first concentration of Roseate terns in the non-breeding season.

Great Gull Island Project

Tuesday, October 18th, 7:00 P.M.

Saving Jamaica Bay

Presenter: Daniel Hendricks

Saving Jamaica BaySaving Jamaica Bay is a documentary that focuses on the Broad Channel community’s decades-long fight to clean up a notorious environmental and mob dumping ground, to save and restore barrier reefs and to preserve a nature sanctuary. It is now a world-renowned wildlife sanctuary and important way station for migratory birds. The film will be presented by Daniel Hendricks, the writer and producer, and followed by a discussion and update on the post Hurricane Sandy restoration project.

Saving Jamaica Bay

Tuesday, November 22nd, 7:00 P.M.

Better Birding, Tips, Tools and Concepts for the Field

Presenter: George L. Armistead

Better BirdingGeorge L. Armistead will present identification strategies from his new book, co-written with Brian Sullivan. Armistead is an expert birder, tour leader, and an events coordinator with the American Birding Association and Associate Professor of Ornithology at Drexel University.

To whet your appetite, read Queens birder Donna Shulman’s review of this comprehensive text.

 

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