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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


NEXT MEETING - Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 7:30 pm
Presentation - "
Fall Raptor Migration & Conservation" by Sean Grace
Register in advance for this Zoom presentation using this link: REGISTER
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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In conjunction with Fall Raptor Migration, Sean Grace's Zoom Presentation will feature fall raptor migration and conservation at Hawk Mountain in Pennsylvania.

Sean Grace is President of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and has a passion for raptor conservation and education and has nearly 20 years of experience in conservation education and leadership. He is responsible for effective, creative and productive mission-based programs and manages the professional staff, programs, budget, fundraising and physical facilities.

Hawk Mountain founded the science of migration ecology and is well known for their annual raptor count since 1934, tracking sixteen species of raptors along the Kittatinny Ridge. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is the world first refuge for birds of prey and an international center for raptor conservation. Founded in 1934 by pioneer conservationist Rosalie Edge, the Sanctuary was instrumental in reversing the widespread persecution of raptors. Today Hawk Mountain continues its innovative work to protect birds of prey through integrated scientific monitoring and research, public education and engagement, and professional conservation training. Department heads are leaders in the field and eight biologists and educators headline the program staff including three Ph.D.-level scientists, a bilingual director of education, an award-winning stewardship team, along with Visitor Center, administrative and support staff. In the last decade, the Sanctuary has been at the forefront of globally important scientific efforts to monitor raptor populations and to study the dynamics of their migration and ecology, while its acclaimed and international Conservation Science Training Program has graduated more than 475 individuals from 76 countries on six continents. Publicly, the 2,500-acre Sanctuary welcomes an average 60,000 people per year to connect them with nature and, during spring and autumn, with migratory raptors that slope soar along the ridge. The organization’s budget of $2.9 million is made possible by year-round donations, growing endowment, earned income, trail admission, membership, and major gifts from visionary leaders.



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.

  • Sunday, October 2 - Kissena Park
  • Saturday October 8 - Big Sit at Fort Tilden. Rain date is Sunday October 9. For more info on The Big Sit, use the About Us pulldown or this link here
  • Saturday, October 22 - Shirley Chisholm State Park, Brooklyn
  • Sunday, November 20 - South Shore Potpourri
  • Saturday, November 26, - Grand Jones Beach


Past meeting recordings: allow time to download.
  • To view a recording of QCBC's Feb. 18, 2021 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, 2021 presentation of "New Discoveries on Songbird Migration" by Prof. Bridget Stutchbury, use this link: here .
  • To view a recording of QCBC's Apr. 2, 20211 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, 2021 presentation on "Discover the Pantanal Jaguar", use this link here.
  • To view a recording of Paul Sieswerda's Sept 22, 2021 presentation on Gotham Whales, use this link here .
  • To view a recording of Nathan Pieplow's Oct 20, 2021 presentation on "The Language of Birds", use this link here .
  • To view a recording of Michael Brothers' March 16, 2022 presentation on "Pelagic Birding", use this link here.
  • To view a recording of Ron Magill's May 18, 2022 presentation on Panama's Harpy Eagle Project, use this link here.
  • To view a recording of Bob Dieterich and Peter Lopez's Sept 19, 2022 presentation on "India Birds" use this link here.



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