MONTHLY MEETING LOCATION
Our monthly meetings are now held at Allendale Borough Hall, located at 500 West Crescent Ave. Clicking on the "Directions" link on the small map below will open a larger version, where you may create your own custom directions.
February 28, 2014 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall
The Puffins of Machias Seal Island
Herb Houghton, an outstanding photographer will give a slideshow presentation focusing on The Puffins of Machias Seal Island. He will also add common murres, razorbills and gannets along with the actual seals of Machias Seal Island. Herb will get into the nursing grounds including Herring gull predation on the chicks and the burrow type nests and the single chicks that each pair has.
March 28, 2014 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall
Life Takes Flight: The Joy, Inspiration, and Benefits of Birding
This lively presentation by Dave Mapiong focuses on the many parallels between our lives and the bird world. Together, we'll explore how birds have impacted our history, culture, and technology as well as the incredible benefits that birding holds for enthusiasts. You're sure to be amused as we examine some unexpected parallels between the social lives of humans and birds.
April 25, 2014 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall
Ospreys in the Age of Satellites and Silicon: Studies of Local Ecology and Long Distance Migration
Dr. Rob Bierregaard has been studying Osprey migration since 2000. From South Carolina to northern New Hampshire, he has tagged 34 adults and 37 juvenile Ospreys with satellite or cell-tower transmitters. His data have highlighted the differences between the paths, both in fall and spring, taken by seasoned adults and naive juveniles. These differences shed light on how young birds find their wintering grounds and learn the routes between wintering and breeding areas. The data from juveniles represent the only dedicated study of their migration patterns and highlight the phases of the annual cycle where juveniles are most vulnerable to both natural and anthropogenic threats.
May 23, 2014 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall
Birding at 75 MPH
Steven Glynn, author of "Birding at 75mph: A story of my mid-life migration" will introduce his Amazon E-book and will discuss his enjoyment of birding and the natural world, and what motivated him to write about his birding adventures. He'll enjoy sharing his thoughts and discuss the many places he's ventured to and also share some of the digiscoping efforts he's enjoyed capturing of the many bird species he's enjoyed along the way.