HMBC Holiday Party & Program

Leader or Speaker: 
Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner
Location of Event: 
Five Rivers EEC
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.

We at Naturelogues have prepared this special program to celebrate the Year of the Bird with our personal look at birds both across our nation and across time. While showcasing avian beauty, behavior, and diversity, we weave in successes, failures, and changes over the past hundred years. From plume hunters and pesticides to the recovery of the Bald Eagle, we look at species and habitats lost and protected; birds whose range has changed in our lifetimes, and special conservation issues we have come across in our extensive travels across the US.

Please join us as we ponder and celebrate the Year of the Bird!

Birds, flowers, insects, mammals, landscapes…. All of these and more in the world of nature are captured through the lenses of Capital Region based birders, conservationists and photographers Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner of Naturelogues. Their award-winning photography has been exhibited widely across New York’s Capital Region. They have been published in National Wildlife Magazine, The New York State Conservationist, and have been featured on several covers of The Kingbird (the journal of the New York State Ornithological Association). Their photos have illustrated “In Praise of Poison Ivy” by Anita Sanchez, “New York Wildlife Viewing Guide” (Watchable Wildlife Series), and “Birding the Hudson Valley” by Kathryn J Schneider.

Denise and Scott have presented many slide programs about the beauty and breadth of the natural history they have experienced while birding and photographing both here in the Capital Region and across North America. You can see some of their work at or at www.facebook/naturelogues.