March 2021 Meeting Minutes

Cayuga Bird Club Meeting Minutes

8 March 2021

Zoom Webinar 7:30pm-9pm

Steve Kress presentation: Saving Seabirds with Social Attraction

99 attendees

Meeting portion:

Monday, April 12, 2021

Next Month’s Webinar will be presented by Anusha Shankar

Topic: Hot and cold energy ninjas: How hummingbirds

survive the night

First Field Trip since Covid

Saturday, March 13, 8am - Noon

LAKE AND FIELDS with leader Bob McGuire

We will explore the south end of the lake up to Myers and, if there is time, the back roads at the north end of the county.

Meet at Stewart park, east lot.

Register ahead (required) with Bob (bmcguire@clarityconnect.com).

Limit 6 cars.

Masks at all times. 6’ distance whenever possible. Bob is happy to share scope - but you must have gloves.

The officers of the Club have been monitoring the COVID situation and now feel that we can safely offer in-person trips on a trial basis.

Possible second trip on Saturday, March 27, bi-weekly thereafter.

Watch the club calendar (on our website).

Zoom Social Hours will be first Monday of the Month

Next meeting is Monday, April 5, 2021, 7:30pm

Look in Calendar for Zoom link

www.cayugabirdclub.org/calendar

Spring Field Ornithology with Steve Kress

We awarded 8 Scholarships, 5 Educators and 3 Youths.

Not too late to register!

8 weeks beginning March 30, 2021

Tuesdays March 30 - May 8

7-9 pm via Zoom

$125 per household

Want to write a book review?

Publisher of Jon Dunn's "The Glitter in the Green: In Search of Hummingbirds" is sending me a copy of the book, to be published April 2021. If anyone wants to read and review this for the newsletter,

Email me at: cayugabirdclub.president@gmail.com

Floor opened. No issues raised.

Chat time.

Anything interesting seen?

Lots of Redpolls

Pair of Barred Owls

3 Ruddy Ducks

Bald Eagles

Big Rafts of Ducks

Rough-legged Hawk

Snow Geese Canandaigua and Aurora

Look for Woodcocks this week

Bluebirds

And more

Do we want something different than June Picnic this year?

Ideas for what to do instead?

Zoom “open mic night”?

Send ideas to Suan: cayugabirdclub.president@gmail.com