Club Historical Photos

The Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club was formed September 9, 1958, as the Dutchess County Bird Club. It was started by Ralph Waterman as an outgrowth of his bird identification classes. From the beginning, the club focused on field trips and keeping records of sightings. Regular meetings and a newsletter soon followed.The club conducts a variety of special projects from an annual May Census and Christmas Bird Count, maintaining a Bluebird Trail, and many educational activities throughout the county.

The photo gallery below shows some of these activities and the people involved. NOTE: to temporarily close the caption, click on the X in the caption box; to bring it back, click anywhere on the photo.

Photos provided with captions by Stan DeOrsey, September 2016