Join us for our Monthly Meetings!

ALL MEETINGS ARE ON ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AND WILL NOT BE HELD AT SANDY BOTTOM NATURE PARK.

Our meetings are informative and include presentations from experts in the birding community!

 

We have a short business meeting, followed by entertaining, educational programs.

WHEN: Second Thursday of each month, September - May

 

SCHEDULE: 7:00 PM  |  Business Meeting and Program

Meetings will be held via ZOOM until further notice

 

You will need a computer or smart phone connected to the internet. A few days before the meeting, you will receive an email from HRBC President Shawn Dash containing a link to take you to the Zoom meeting.

Program for September 10, 2020

Foraging Habits of

Migrating Songbirds

By Chance Hines

7:00 PM  |  Business Meeting and Program Using ZOOM

Chance Hines is a research biologist for the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB).  Chance has been working with CCB since 2014. His current role places him in charge of monitoring Red-cockaded Woodpecker populations at Piney Grove Preserve and the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. He also gets a chance to study his beloved passerines while researching wintering Ipswich sparrows along the Atlantic coast. His graduate work at Old Dominion University focused on fall migratory songbird ecology. His talk will cover his research on migrating songbirds and what they eat to fuel their long journeys.

Program for October 8, 2020

Ticks, Birds, and People

 

By Dr. Ashley Kennedy

7:00 PM  |  Business Meeting and Program Using ZOOM

Like it or not (and who does?), most birders encounter ticks at some point along their birding adventures. Come listen to Dr. Kennedy share everything you wanted to know about ticks and probably some things you didn’t. Learn about the ticks that parasitize birds and people, the diseases associated with them, and what you can do to avoid ticks in the future. Her dissertation research at the University of Delaware focused on bird-insect food webs.