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November 2020 Meeting Minutes

Cayuga Bird Club
Zoom Meeting Minutes
7:30 pm Zoom

54 Participants.

Presentation by Sara Kaiser on Cooperation in Bornean Songbirds

Next month’s webinar by Melissa Groo focus on birds of Africa
On Monday, December 14, 2020

There will be normal Zoom Social Hour on the first Monday of the month, where everyone can talk and see one another on December 7th, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Zoom Webinars and Meetings are the second Monday of each month at 7:30 pm
See www.cayugabirdclub.org/calendar for Zoom links

Reminder to pay Club Dues. please go to:
$15/household annually
$10/students annually

Field trips will be on hold during COVID resurgence
When cases decline, field trips possible with:
pre-registration of small groups and social distancing
And without: carpooling or optics sharing

Lab of Ornithology Webinar
Exploring Nature with Sound and Nature
Thursday, November 12, 2020, 12-1pm ET

Christmas Bird Count Plans
Friday, January 1, 2021
Coordinator: Josh Snodgrass
Households will observe separately
Due to COVID, no dinner compilation this year
Possible wrap-up Zoom on Monday the 4th of January
Details next month

It’s Hunting Season
Be careful on FLLT and Cornell Natural Areas
Bow hunting in progress
Gun begins November 21 and ends December 22
(possibly extended into late January on Cornell Natural Areas)

Motus Detections continue at Myers Park Motus Tower
American Woodcock
Common Nighthawk
Blackpoll Warbler
White-Throated Sparrow
Rusty Blackbird
A new webpage at www.cayugabirdclub.org/motus describes our motus involvement and detections to date.

New York Renewable Energy Guidelines
American Bird Conservancy has drafted a letter of concerns
Shall CBC sign this letter?
Unanimous decision to sign

Chat time

Meeting concluded at 9 pm