The Queens County Bird Club will be meeting at 8:00 pm this Wednesday, December 
11, 2019.  Free admission.   Refreshments will be served starting 7:30pm.

We are meeting at a different location than usual due to construction at our 
old venue.  Meet at:  Sacred Heart Church Hall (lower level - the big rec room 
with a disco ball).  Enter on 215th Place, the second entrance north of 38th 
Avenue.  There will be a sign marking the correct entrance.  Parking is either 
on-street or in the church’s parking lot.°46'04.1%22N+73°46'07.1%22W/@40.7678056,-73.7692066,337m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.767808!4d-73.768646
Our presentation topic is  "NYS Breeding Bird Atlas:  How you can help” by 
Brendan Fogarty and Molly Adams.  We will find out how to participate in this 
important 5-year project, both as individuals and as a club, whether or not you 
use eBird.

      It has been 20 years since the last breeding bird atlas in New York 
State, and a lot has changed! The third atlas will take place from 2020-2025 
and involve thousands of volunteers from across the state. This talk will cover 
the history of the atlas, the importance of atlas data, and how you can get 
involved. Learn how the third atlas will differ from previous atlases, 
including how we will be using eBird for data entry.  EBird will make it easier 
to track progress and allow anyone to enter data anywhere.
     Atlasing is a great excuse to explore new areas and provides an intimate 
look into the daily lives of birds. Whether you are a beginner or advanced 
birder, this unique opportunity will strengthen your birdwatching skills while 
contributing valuable data to a large conservation-oriented project.

     Brendan Fogarty is the Secretary and Newsletter Editor of 
Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon, and their youngest board member ever.  He is a 
Long Island local and has been involved in birding and Audubon here since his 
teens.  Brendan has been involved in several local conservation projects, 
including Piping Plover monitoring for the Town of Hempstead and abundance 
surveys for Seatuck Environmental Association.
     Molly Adams is the Advocacy and Outreach Manager of NYC Audubon.  Molly 
strives to connect people to conservation of the natural world through 
education, outreach, and advocacy.  She holds an MA in marine conservation and 
policy from Stony Brook, and a BA in critical and visual studies from Pratt 
Institute.  Molly founded the Feminist Bird Club in NYC for LGBTQIA+ folks, 
women, and people of color, to provide a safe way for birders to get outdoors 
in urban areas while also fundraising for basic human rights.

 Hope to see you Wednesday!

Nancy Tognan <> 
Vice President, Queens County Bird Club 

 See <> for more 
information on trips, speakers, and other events.

See our 'Birding Maps & Locations' page for directions to and info about many 
local birding hotspots

* QCBC is a tax exempt, charitable organization {501c3}.  *

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