Montclair Bird Club

 
 

MBC CELEBRATES MAY MIGRATION
	
	The Montclair Bird Club is featuring several special events in May following this hard Winter to celebrate the return of Spring, and the wonderful gifts of migration which it presents.   Our May 14th meeting features in the first of the annual Ruth Webster Lecture Series the internationally acclaimed bird photographer and author Kevin Karlsen, who will present from his latest book Visions: Earth’s Elements in Bird and Nature Photography.  The unique theme of our planet’s four elements - earth, fire, air and water - and the accompanying musical interludes in this program will, in the author’s words, “capture your fancy and take you on a riveting visual ride through the world of birds and nature.”  Do not miss this special meeting, and be sure to bring friends and family to experience this unique artistic vision. For more information
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	The Spring Hawk Watch at Mills Reservation continues daily through May 15 led by Else Greenstone.  Come visit one of the longest running hawk watches in the United States as Else and Spring intern Andrew Burmester conduct the daily count of raptors as they return from wintering areas as far away as South America on their journey north for breeding.  The Watch, which started April 15, monitors on a daily basis the migration of hawks, falcons, vultures and bald eagles, that often fly barely noticed as they cross over the densely populated region of northeastern New Jersey on their way to breeding territory in New England and eastern Canada.
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	Wednesday Warbler Walks begin April 16 and are held every Wednesday morning through the end of May at Garrett Mountain Reservation.  Meet leader Pat Hamill at 8 a.m. at the Stony Brook Parking Lot for walks through the varied habitats of this park, which is a significant migratory stopover site utilized by a diversity of warblers, vireos, thrushes, sparrows, flycatchers, swallows and wrens during spring migration. For more information
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	Birding for Beginners, an introduction to field birding, will take place on Saturday, May 17, at the Bonsal Wildlife Preserve in Montclair.  Introduction to the basics of birdwatching, use of binoculars and field guides, how to identify birds by sight and song – and enjoy the beauty of migration during the peak Spring time, when birds that have wintered as far away as South America wing their way back north to breeding grounds in the United States and Canada.  This trip will be led by Deborah DeSalvo.  Meet at the Riverview Drive entrance to the Preserve, off Alexander Avenue, between Broad and Grove Streets, at 8 a.m. for a free, two-hour bird walk.  Bring binoculars if you have them and enjoy this leisure introduction to the many joys of birding near home. For more information CLICK HERE

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UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS:

Apr 16, 2014 Wednesday Warbler Walks
Apr 19, 2014 Garret Mtn & Montclair Hawk Watch

last updated 4/9/14
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Regular Meetings of the MBC are held at 7:30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at the Union Congregational Church, 
176 Cooper Ave., Upper Montclair, NJ. All programs are open to the public. There are no meetings during July, August, or December.

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DIRECTIONS to Union Congregational Church

The meeting room is usually in the large main room unless noted otherwise.