Date: 11/8/19 11:16 am
From: <rfried...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Linnaean Society of NY Program, November 12th, 2019, at the American Museum of Natural History - VENUE CHANGE
On Tuesday evening, November 12, 2019, the Linnaean Society of New York
2019/2020 Speaker Program will feature two new presentations sure to be of
interest to New York birders.


6:00 Jason Gregg - "Deadly Skies: The Fight To End Illegal Bird Killing in
the Mediterranean"

Each year, up to 36 million birds are illegally killed in the Mediterranean.
Traps, nets, guns, and electronic decoys present deadly obstacles and
contribute to the well-studied declines of these migratory species. An
estimated 14.5 million birds are poached within the European Union, despite
decades-old bird conservation legislation similar to the Migratory Birds
Treaty Act. This talk will explore the issue of bird poaching in countries
like Cyprus, Italy, and Lebanon. Photographs and stories from the front
lines of anti-poaching activism will be shared as we explore some of the
causes of this devastation of birds and look towards the strategies and
actions which can make their skies safer.

Jason Gregg is an ornithologist and writer based in the United States. He
has worked as a field biologist and researcher with conservation
organizations throughout the United States and abroad. He has been involved
with anti-poaching activism since 2016.

7:30 Alan Poole - "Ospreys 2019: The Revival of a Global Raptor"

The past 50 years have seen an extraordinary resurgence in Osprey numbers
globally-from New England to Scotland and from Finland to New South Wales,
Australia. This good-news story has been triggered not just by cleaner
waters and less contaminated fish, but also by greening cultures-dedicated
groups of people who have built and protected safe nest sites for Ospreys
and who have brought the species back to regions where it was missing for
decades. Alan Poole will lead us through this story with dazzling looks at
some of the places where Ospreys are found, as well as introducing us to a
few of the colorful characters who have helped make this Osprey revival
possible. Part travelogue, part biography, part scientific detective story:
this talk will bring us up to date on the current state of one our
best-loved birds of prey.

Alan Poole, an Associate of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, was editor of
the Birds of North America life history series (18 volumes, 18,000 pages)
for 22 years. He lives along the coast of southeastern Massachusetts, has
been studying Ospreys for over 35 years, and has written two books on the
species. His recent book is Ospreys: the revival of a global raptor, Johns
Hopkins Univ. Press, 2019.


Both presentations are free and will be held in the Kaufman Theater on the
first floor of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Enter at West 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. All

Complete details of these exciting presentations and the rest of the
2019/2020 program can be found here:


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