On Tuesday, January 9th, the Linnaean Society of New York’s 2018 Speaker Program will feature two new presentations.
6:00 pm – Understanding and Conserving Hawaii’s Avifauna – Jacob Drucker The Hawaiian Islands are the most remote archipelago in the world. This has shaped their natural history in innumerable ways, and led to some of the most dramatically unique bird communities in the world. Isolation has also been the island's downfall, and Hawaii is now considered by many the “extinction capital of the world.” Jacob Drucker, who has worked as a field ornithologist on the Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project, will provide a bird-centered overview of Hawaii's natural history, the flagship conservation efforts there that are the final hope for many species on the brink, and the American Birding Association's decision to add the archipelago to its list. 7:30 pm – A Birder’s Perspective on Global Warming with Notes on the Conservation of Climate – Alan Messer What is additional arctic warming, and how does it affect the jet stream? How does the Cooper Island Alaska Black Guillemot colony inform that question? What is the status of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets? With the aid of his “great big climate poster”, artist and illustrator Alan Messer will draw on his notes from his time as the Society’s Recording Secretary and his work locally in environmental education, to present a refresher guide on climate mechanics, science communication, and strategies for conservation on a rapidly changing planet. Both presentations are free and will be held in the Linder Theater on the first floor of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. All welcome! Complete details of these exciting presentations and the rest of the 2018 program can be found here: http://linnaeannewyork.org/calendar-programs-trips/programs2017-2018.html <http://linnaeannewyork.org/calendar-programs-trips/programs2017-2018.html> Richard Fried The Linnaean Society of New York -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --