This is session 1 of the 2021 virtual Birders Meeting.
David O'Neill, Mass Audubon's President, will do a short presentation on Mass Audubon's 125th anniversary and his vision for the organization moving forward. Then Heather Wolf will start our Birders Meeting 2021 theme off with a presentation on patch birding.
The Value of Birding Your Patch
Join birder, author, and photographer Heather Wolf as she shares her ongoing urban patch birding adventure under the Brooklyn Bridge, where she has documented over 170 bird species. Learn about the surprises that await us in under-birded locations, including urban and suburban greenspaces, and how patch birding is one of the best ways to sharpen our bird identification skills and grow our knowledge of the natural world. Heather will also discuss the positive impacts of patch birding and how it raises awareness in our communities and beyond.
Heather Wolf is a New York City-based birder and author of Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront. She works for Cornell Lab of Ornithology as a web developer for sites including eBird, BirdCast, and Birds of the World. Heather has taught birding classes at Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Brainery, given lectures for various organizations including Spotify, NYC Audubon, and Brooklyn Public Library, and has led bird walks for Brooklyn Bridge Park, Washington Square Park Eco Projects, and more. She blogs her photos at brooklynbridgebirds.com.
An email will be sent 24 hours ahead of this session with the passcode for the Zoom presentation.