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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, September 22, 2021, 7:30PM
(Note: postponed from 3rd Wednesday due to religious holiday)
Please register in advance using this link here .
Zoom will send an email link for joining the meeting.

Paul L. Sieswerda presents "They’re baaaack: Whales are returning to NY waters:  their numbers, location, and reasons why."

After retiring in 2009 from a long career as Curator at both the New England and NY Aquariums, Paul L. Sieswerda was drawn to studying the whales that are returning to the waters around NY City. “The whales came to me. “ he says. Sieswerda has developed the 501c3 organization, Gotham Whale, to study, educate about, and advocate for the marine mammals around NYC. Gotham Whale maintains a database of marine mammal sightings from their observations aboard the American Princess, a whale watch boat out of Rockaway, Queens and other Citizen Science sources. Gotham Whale keeps The NYC Humpback Whale Catalog which identifies individual whales from photographs of their flukes. Gotham Whale tracks the species, location, and behavior to gain insight into the whales as they come closer and closer to the Big City.

2021-09-22 Gotham Whale banner cropped

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

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

  • Saturday, August 21 - Jamaica Bay
  • Sunday, Sept 12 - Alley Pond Park
  • 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.


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