Programs

This list of programs is NOT in chronological order, but is in the reverse order that it was posted on the site. Check the Calendar for upcoming events.

Learn about January 2020 HMBC Ecuador trip

Leader or Speaker: 
Kevin McGrath/Ian Campbell
Location of Event: 
The Chazen Company, Troy
Date: 
October 17, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

On Wednesday October 17, Mr. Ian Campbell of Tropical Birding Tours will provide a special program for HMBC members and guests to present the proposed itinerary for the January 9th 2020 field trip to Ecuador. The 10-day trip is open to all members and friends, with a limit of 16, on a first come basis. Ian will present the Itinerary, costs, and short list with photos of probable species for each day of the trip.

Central Park Birds

Leader or Speaker: 
Deborah Allen
Location of Event: 
TBD
Date: 
January 7, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Central Park Birds

HMBC Holiday Party & Program

Leader or Speaker: 
Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner
Location of Event: 
Five Rivers EEC
Date: 
December 3, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Naturelogues New Program
Year of the Bird

Commemorating the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, conservation organizations have designated 2018 as the Year of the Bird, a celebration of birds and the ways this Act has helped their conservation, and a recognition of new threats to bird populations in modern times.

Arizona & More

Leader or Speaker: 
Jeff Schoonmaker
Location of Event: 
Five Rivers EEC
Date: 
November 5, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Jeff Schoonmaker, professor of physics at Hudson Valley Community College and a first-time presenter, will take us on a tour of Southeast Arizona to visit the wonderful desert and canyon birds of that region. Using photos from his most recent visit in late March of this year, along with some from past visits, Jeff will cover a wide variety of both year-round resident birds and some which are migratory. In addition, he promises some surprises, including a few photos and scenes from Alaska and a couple of quiz birds. Bring your sharpest ID skills for that part!

Birding the Edges of the Amazon Basin

Leader or Speaker: 
Gregg Recer
Location of Event: 
Five Rivers EEC
Date: 
October 1, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Birding the Edges of the Amazon Basin

The Rainforests of South America

Leader or Speaker: 
Tom Lake
Location of Event: 
Five Rivers EEC
Date: 
September 10, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Come join us for the first program of the HMBC's 2018-2019 season!

For six years, Tom Lake took his SUNY anthropology students to the rainforests of Ecuador and Peru. Although it was an anthropology class, he managed to make it into a natural history trip with much focus on the birds. The program touches on the making of a rainforest, what it is, and the birds, fish, mammals and more that lives there!

The Galapagos

Leader or Speaker: 
Don Morton
Location of Event: 
Five Rivers EEC
Date: 
June 4, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

This trip was the inspiration for a hobby to photograph birds which I have enjoyed for many years as the birds on the Galapagos Islands are so friendly one does not need any fancy equipment or long telephoto lenses in order to obtain interesting photographs.

How to Photograph Birds

Leader or Speaker: 
Scott Stoner & Denise Hackert-Stoner
Location of Event: 
Five Rivers EEC
Date: 
May 7, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

In this fast-paced one hour workshop we will cover the key elements of bird photography including light, composition, and focus. We’ll discuss equipment, ways to approach and attract birds, how to get the best angles and composition in the field, and simple editing techniques.

Program

Leader or Speaker: 
TBA
Location of Event: 
Five Rivers EEC
Date: 
June 4, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Details forthcoming.

HMBC Annual Meeting

Leader or Speaker: 
Katerina Paleckova
Location of Event: 
Century House, Latham
Date: 
April 11, 2018 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Program: Albatross Up Close

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