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To e-attend any of our virtual gatherings, just write

MontclairBirdClub100@gmail.com.

Invitations are issued by e-mail the day before each event.

Read the latest issue of The Broadwing

LOST COCKATIEL: details here

 

UPCOMING OUTINGS

weekly

Wednesday Walks

 

February 6

Eagles on the Delaware

February 15–17

Cape Ann

week of March 5

Woodcock Watch

May 13

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.

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NEW BOOKS for the local birder! Click here for the

latest titles in the

Custom Bird Guides series

by Rick Wright and Sandy Sorkin. 

PLEASE READ OUR FIELD TRIP GUIDELINES HERE.

 

CONSERVATION ALERTS 

ZOOM MEETINGS

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

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