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Welcome to
Queens County Bird Club
since 1932

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, prefer short trips or birding all day, you will feel at home!

The Queens County Bird Club Inc. is a "Full Service" organization of naturalists:
Monthly Meetings - Noted speakers, vivid presentations
Field Trips - half-day, all-day, weekend
Conservation - projects, advocacy, support

Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 7:30PM

Please register in advance using this link - HERE
Zoom will send an email link for joining the meeting.

(Note: There will be no November meeting)

Dr. Christopher G. Guglielmo presents "Experimental bird migration research using the Motus Wildlife Tracking System"
The Motus Wildlife Tracking System (https://motus.org/) is a grassroots, cooperative project that uses automated radio receiving towers deployed at large spatial scales to track the movements of migratory animals. In addition to its potential to increase our understanding of migration routes, timing, and survival, Motus has created new opportunities for researchers to conduct experimental studies to reveal the basic physiological and behavioural mechanisms underlying migration. Chris Guglielmo, professor of biology and co-director of the Advanced Facility for Avian Research at the University of Western Ontario, will present research from his lab and others that explores the effects of factors like hormones, environmental contaminants, and avian malaria on songbird migration.

2021-12-15 cropped Motus tracker on Piping Plover by Peter Paton
Photo Credit of Piping Plover with Motus tracker: Peter Paton

Upcoming field trips - see Calendar link for details and registration info

Due to COVID-19, QCBC is holding field trips with limited registration and social distancing, as per CDC guidelines.

  • Saturday, November 6 - Hackensack Meadowlands
  • Saturday, November 20 - South Shore Potpourri
  • Saturday, November 27 - Grand Jones Beach
  • Please check Calendar for any last-minute changes or cancellations.

Follow-up on Jan. meeting: Horseshoe Crab conservation information can be found here
Follow-up on Feb meeting: Snowy Owl project information can be found
here .
Follow-up on April meeting: New member Chris Allieri is seeking volunteers for a new Rockaways shorebird conservation project, the NYC Plover Project
here .
Follow-up on May meeting: A description of Abigail's project is
here . To contribute, you may use one of these links: Pantanal Relief Fund Adopt a Jaguar Art for a Cause or Paypal link

Meeting recordings: allow time to download.

  • To view a recording of QCBC's Feb. 18 presentation of "Snowy Owls: the Ultimate Nomads" by Jean-Francois Therrien of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, use this link: here .
  • To view a recording of QCBC's Mar. 18 presentation of "New Discoveries on Songbird Migration" by Prof. Bridget Stutchbury, use this link: here .
  • To view a recording of QCBC's Apr. 21 presentation of "NYS Breeding Bird Atlas: Update after one year" by Brendan Fogarty, use this link: here .
  • To view a recording of Abigail Martin's May 18 presentation on "Discover the Pantanal Jaguar", use this link here.
  • To view a recording of Paul Sieswerda's Sept 22 presentation on Gotham Whales, use this link here .
  • To view a recording of Nathan Pieplow's Oct 20 presentation on "The Language of Birds", use this link here .


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