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January 2021 Meeting Minutes

Cayuga Bird Club Meeting Minutes
11 January 2021
Zoom Webinar 7:30pm-9pm


Share Your Photos Night, hosted by Kevin McGowan.
Seventeen members presented five photos each:

1 Paul Anderson
2 Jane Bain
3 Wes Blauvelt
4 Judy Burrill
5 Barbara Clise
6 Myron Frost
7 Ken Haas
8 Bob Horn
9 Andre Laclair
10 Tracy McLellan
11 Ann Mitchell
12 Kevin Murphy
13 Sandy Podulka
14 Ton Schat
15 Donna Scott
16 Tom Shepard
17 Suan Yong

followed by Kevin McGowan presenting some close-ups as an ID quiz.

Meeting Portion:

Next Month’s Webinar presentation will be
Monday, February 8, 2021
With Sandy Podulka presenting: The Pantanal of Brazil

Zoom Social Hours will be first Monday of each Month
Next one: Monday, February 1, 2021, 7:30pm
Webinar and CBC Meetings are the second Mondays of each month
Next One: February 8, 2021, 7:30pm
Look on CBC calendar for both links

Spring Field Ornithology with Steve Kress
7-9 pm via Zoom
8 weeks beginning March 30, 2021
Tuesdays March 30 - May 8
$125 per household
Look on CBC website for more information

Dryden Lake
Dam is leaking, options are repair/replace (expensive) or destroy
The DEC may remove the dam, which will eliminate the lake and severely reduce wildlife and recreation there.
Please write to:
1. DEC Cortland Office: 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland NY 13045
2. And keep an eye our for public comment period and notify CBC President, Suan Yong and the CBC list-serve.
Does anyone want to take the lead as a CBC member and dig further into this issue for the club?

BBA III Sponsor a Species
Cayuga Bird Club has sponsored The Osprey
The Osprey has a great recovery story for our area in the last decade!
Anyone interested in sponsoring a species:
Find link and information at: https://newyorkbirdatlas.org/

Jim Tanaka, a psychology professor in Victoria, British Columbia presented via Zoom about his study of perceptual skills of expert birders. He is looking for expert birding volunteers to participate in his study. He will send more information to the list-serve.

Chat time was short due to the late hour.