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.