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
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
Tuesday, October 18th, 7:00 P.M.
Saving Jamaica Bay
Presenter: Daniel Hendricks
Saving 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.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 7:00 P.M.
Better Birding, Tips, Tools and Concepts for the Field
Presenter: George L. Armistead
George 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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