Date: 3/30/18 12:11 pm
From: Bettina Heffner <BettinaHef...>
Subject: Lancaster Co. Bird Club presents Derek Stoner on Spring Migration in Mid-Atlantic, Thurs. 4/5/18
The Lancaster County Bird Club (LCBC) will meet Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster, PA.

Derek Stoner will present "Spring Migration in the Mid-Atlantic." The spectacle of spring migration is a favorite experience for birders, with brightly-colored neo-tropical songbirds arriving and thousands of waterbirds, shorebirds, and raptors pushing North. April and May are peak months for this movement of birds in the Mid-Atlantic region. Take a photographic tour through the season, from the first-arriving Louisiana Waterthrush to the late-migrating Alder Flycatcher. Images of vibrant-colored warblers, orioles, tanagers, vireos, and more will build excitement for the rush of migration in coming weeks.

Derek is a lifelong outdoors-man with a deep passion for connecting people to nature. During a fifteen-year career with the Delaware Nature Society, he managed and led environmental education programs ranging from summer camps to international ecotours, while also managing the 860-acre Middle Run Natural Area and overseeing the planting of 20,000 trees for habitat improvement. The award-winning Middle Run Birding Trail is his creation, a unique design that is renowned as a premier location for experiencing the spectacle of songbird migration.

His writing and photography appear in Outdoor Delaware magazine, Wild Delaware and Wild Delmarva books, Pennsylvania Game News, and the News Journal newspapers. He does biodiversity consulting for conservation organizations like Mt. Cuba Center, Brandywine Red Clay Alliance, the White Clay Watershed Association, and the National Park Service. He currently works for the Pennsylvania Game Commission as a Wildlife Conservation Specialist. He is past president of the Delmarva Ornithological Society, recipient of their Outstanding Conservationist Award and a founder of the Delaware Dunlins Youth Birding Club, dedicated to mentoring and leading the next generation of birder-conservationists. A resident of Lancaster, he lives on his family’s farm in Eden with his wife Hilary where they manage the land for the benefit of wildlife.

A short business meeting will precede the program. The public is invited to attend free of charge and may call 717-393-2546 or 717-984-2738 with questions. More information about the club can be found on its website at<> and on Facebook @ Lancaster Bird Club.

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