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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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Thursday, January 29th, 7:00 P.M.

Bird Life in Brazil

Presenter: Paulo Boute

Location: Prospect Park Audubon Center at the Boathouse

Parking is available at the new Breeze Hill lot, enter at Lincoln Rd and Ocean Ave.

Come take a virtural tour of the Pantanal and Brazilian birds at this presentation with Brazilian guide Paulo Boute. Paulo is one of the pioneering birders and ornithologists in Brazil, with almost 30 years of experience guiding birders and photographers.

Paulo was born on a ranch near Iguassu Falls and from a very early age he has literally been in touch with Brazilian birds: his older brother collected birds and very often he had the chance of holding them in his own hands! At the age of 17 Paulo moved to the state of Mato Grosso, where he started working as a tour guide in the Pantanal. He was one of the first and now is the most experienced guide working in this unique habitat, with more than a thousand trips to the Pantanal. His Brazilian life list is 1260 birds.

Paulo has inspired others to follow in his tracks and is very proud in having dedicated his life to preserving the birds in Brazil and educating others on their beauty. When he is not guiding--either in the Pantanal, Amazon/Atlantic Forest or in the Brazilian Northeast--he is teaching birdwatching and presenting lectures both abroad and in-country.

Check out his website at

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.


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