Meetings and Events

Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier

Monthly programs are held on the fourth Monday of most months, featuring speakers from various organizations who bring us fascinating presentations on birds, other wildlife, and the environment. Refreshments and conversation take place after each meeting.

Unless otherwise indicated, meetings are held at 7:30pm at the Freedom Plains Presbyterian Church parish hall, located on Route 55, about .3 mile west of the Taconic State Parkway, across from Arlington High School. In addition, an informal dinner at the Daily Planet restaurant (close by and also on Route 55) takes place beginning at 5:45pm before each program meeting. No reservations are necessary — just show up!

In November, our monthly program is replaced by an Annual Dinner meeting; in July and in December, there are no meetings. All programs are open to the public free of charge, except for a very few labeled Members Only. If you’d like to join, see http://watermanbirdclub.org/about-us/join/. All events are subject to change.

In case of bad weather, meetings will be cancelled. Please listen to local radio stations or go to cancellations.com for cancellation information.

UPCOMING EVENTS

2017

DateEvent
May 22Speaker: Richard Guthrie: “Cuba: Birds-People-Cars-Cigars: Birds and birding in Cuba, with a little bit of people and culture thrown in."

Join us for a fascinating look at our newest birding frontier, Cuba, with our guest speaker, Richard Guthrie, who traveled the country recently. Richard is a life-long birder. Living in upstate New York, he is intimately familiar with birds close to home as well as far afield. Richard has traveled to a number of different destinations in North America, as well as destinations abroad, such as Africa. Mr. Guthrie is a well-known expert on birds and bird study, and is a frequent guest on WAMC Radio’s Bird Talk program, where he and the show host take calls from the listening audience on a variety of questions concerning wild birds.

The island of Cuba, with over 11 million people, is roughly the geographic size of Maine and New Hampshire combined, and is home to 368 species of birds, including 25 endemic species. It is now one of the most sought-after destinations by American birders. Long open to most of the world’s birders, Cuba has only recently opened up to Americans. And travel we do, in search of Cuba’s fantastic birding opportunities, including finding the 25 species this Caribbean Archipelago nation offers that are found nowhere else in the world. Cuba is home to the world’s smallest bird, the Bee Hummingbird, and one of the world’s smallest owls, the Cuban Pygmy-Owl, as well as its national bird, the colorful Cuban Trogon.

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Meetings are held at 7:30pm at the Freedom Plains Presbyterian Church parish hall, located on Route 55, about .3 mile west of the Taconic State Parkway, across from Arlington High School. In addition, an informal dinner at the Daily Planet restaurant (close by and also on Route 55) takes place beginning at 5:45pm before each program meeting. No reservations are necessary — just show up!