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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, December 14, 2022, 7:30 pm
This is a LIVE meeting - our first in over two years!!

Venue: Alley Pond Environmental Center
224-65 76th Ave (just east of Springfield Blvd)
Oakland Gardens, NY 11364

Please arrive early - venue requires doors to be locked.

Presentation - "Birding Los Angeles, the birdiest county in the United States
by Donna Schulman

Los Angeles County bills itself as the the “birdiest county in the U.S.,” with 518 species of native birds and 10 established non-native species and habitats ranging from the beaches of Malibu to the San Gabriel Mountains to Antelope Valley’s desert scrub to the urban corners of the City of Angels. Donna has been birding Los Angeles regularly for the past 10 years--it’s the best way to visit family! She’ll present photos of her favorite birds, plus some special birds from counties nearby (drivable in a day) and talk about the fun and challenges of L.A. birding. Where is the best place to go to see the most Western species? If the sun is always shining, will you always see birds? The relativity of rarities. Donna will also touch on some of the larger challenges facing birds and birders in the county. 

     Donna learned how to bird with QCBC and has branched out from Queens to Central & South America, Africa, SE Asia, Europe, and most recently, Australia. A labor relations librarian by trade, she reviews birding books for 10,000 Birds and Birding magazine and has discussed “Best Birding Books of the Year” and other book topics on the American Birding Association podcast for the past 6 years. Donna’s photographs have been used for educational purposes by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, NJ Audubon, and other organizations, and have been featured in Birding and Birdwatching Magazine. She is a past editor of QCBC’s News and Notes.

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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 26 - Grand Jones Beach
  • Saturday, December 10 - Montauk
  • Sunday, December 18 - Christmas Bird Count (See "About Us" pulldown - XMAS Bird Count)

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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