December 2020 Meeting Minutes

Cayuga Bird Club Meeting Minutes

14 December 2020

Zoom Webinar 7:30pm-9pm

Beautiful presentation by Melissa Groo of birds during her travels to Rwanda and Tanzania.

She said it would be eye candy and it was!

Christmas Bird Count

January 1 (Friday), 2021

Contact the coordinator Josh Snodgrass to participate (cedarshiva AT

More information on our website .

This year households will bird separately and there will not be a compilation dinner (due to COVID-19).

Instead, there will be a wrap-up Zoom meeting on Monday, 4 January 2021.

Link for the Zoom wrap-up meeting will be on the club’s calendar at

All birds seen between December 29th and January 4th are included in this survey as count week birds.

For those counting feeder birds, Call Donna Scott (607-379-1694) 4pm-6pm on the 4th with your numbers from that day only.

Next month’s Webinar will be our annual member sharing of photos;

amateur and professional photographers all welcome!

Submit 5 photos to the facilitator, Keven McGowan by 8 January 2021.

Each participant will have 3 minutes to present their 5 photos.

Spring Ornithology with Steve Kress 2021

7pm-9pm Tuesdays, March 30-May 8 (8 weeks)

$125 per household (payment with Paypal or personal check)

Register your own household or as a gift for another!

See for more information.

Breeding Bird Atlas: Sponsor a Species for 5 years

The Atlas is looking for sponsors to fund this project

Sponsorship starts at $100/year

Name mentioned in sponsorship list if one sponsors all 5 years.

Vote was taken for contribution by the Cayuga Bird Club for $500/year for 5 years.

The club will sponsor Osprey.