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LOST COCKATIEL: details here
Eagles on the Delaware
week of March 5
South Mountain Reservation
For times, meeting places, and other information, visit our Outings and Trips page. All are welcome, members and non-members alike!
Report your sightings of rare
wildlife in New Jersey here.
The purposes of The Montclair Bird Club are to stimulate and increase the appreciation of nature and an understanding of birds and their natural environment, and to encourage conservation practices through support and education.
NEW BOOKS for the local birder! Click here for the
latest titles in the
Custom Bird Guides series
by Rick Wright and Sandy Sorkin.
February 8, 2023
A Bird Club in San Diego
by Rick Wright
In April 2022, a doughty group of MBC birders spent a short week exploring the almost unparalleled mix of habitats that makes San Diego County, California, the consistently birdiest jurisdiction in the United States. In mountains and marshes, on seashore and fields, we found nearly all of our special "target" species—and as always, enjoyed time spent with our fellow birders. Join Rick Wright for a review of this splendid field trip, illustrated with photos by Sandy Sorkin.
Thursday, February 23
Virtual Bird Walk
A Month in the Life of a Birder
To attend, or to share your own pictures and stories, send a note to MontclairBirdClub100@gmail.com.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
The New York City Piping Plover Project
by Chris Allieri
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
The Peregrine Project
by Wayne Greenstone
The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest animal on Earth, capable of reaching speeds over 200 miles per hour when diving upon prey.
Yet this master of the skies fell victim to the pesticide DDT - and by the early 1960’s there were no known nesting pairs east of the Mississippi River. As the result of extraordinary human efforts to ban this dreaded poison and raise falcons in captivity for release into the wild, these formidable birds have made an incredible comeback over the past two decades.
This classic tale of human sin and redemption as told by the Peregrine Falcons of the Palisades holds the promise of hope and belief that we can address our current existential threats with the same focus and resolve that returned the Peregrine Falcon from the brink.
For the past two years, photographer Wayne Quinto Greenstone, a member of the Montclair Bird Club Executive Board, has been documenting the Peregrine Falcons that have returned to their historic nesting sites along the Palisades Cliffs, some 500 feet above the Hudson River. He will share his extraordinary images and discuss the status of the Peregrine Falcon in New Jersey, and how they were brought back from the brink of extinction. Some of these photographs were recently included in a one-person exhibition at the Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery at New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary.
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Meeting and lecture TBA
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Annual Members Meeting