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HMBC 2023 Annual Business Meeting, Banquet, and Program

  • 3 Apr 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Century House, Latham NY


  • Century House buffet dinner with steak, chicken, and pasta entree choices, salads, sides, dessert. Enter the total number of people registering for the buffet dinner.





Location: Century House

997 New Loudon Rd. (Route 9), Latham

Schedule (Come for any or all of these parts):

  • 5:30 p.m.            Social — Cash bar
  • 6:00 p.m.            Dinner served -- Payment and reservations due by March 25th (see registration and payment details below)
  • 7:00 p.m.            Annual Business Meeting
  • 8:00 p.m.            Program:

Audubon's Migratory Bird Initiative

Speaker: Chad Witko, Senior Coordinator, Avian Biology, National Audubon Society

The mission of the Migratory Bird Initiative is to secure the future of migratory birds in the Western Hemisphere by reducing direct threats and protecting key places across the Americas in coordination with science, conservation and policy partners.

The Initiative brings together the latest spatial information on species distributions and movements across their annual cycles to identify priority areas for 458 species of migratory birds that regularly occur in the United States and Canada. We will use this information to define where and how to focus Audubon’s conservation investments in order to protect, restore and manage key habitat and also mitigate threats along full migratory pathways for these species.

As Senior Coordinator, Chad Witko communicates about the Migratory Bird Initiative and other science programs within Audubon, working with data and knowledge holders across the Western Hemisphere to build relationships and acquire migratory bird datasets. Through this work, he is a principal contributor to the development of the Bird Migration Explorer.

As an expert birder and ornithologist, Chad provides a lifetime of birding knowledge and nearly twenty years of field experience to the National Science Division at Audubon.

Chad holds a BS in Environmental and Forest Biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and an MS in Conservation Biology and a Certificate in Applied Spatial Analysis for GIS from Antioch University New England. He currently resides in Vermont with his partner and daughter.

Dinner Reservations

To register for the dinner, complete the online registration form, including online payment by clicking on the Register button above or here:

Note: One member of a household can be the primary person to register, adding others in your party as "guests", whether or not those guests are other HMBC members from your household or non-members joining your party.

For whoever is the primary person registering, enter the number of "guests" in addition to yourself in the box provided in the form.

Ultimately, the payment form should charge you for the correct total number of people in your party. If there's a discrepancy between the number you expect and the amount being charged, go back and make sure the total of yourself plus your "guests" is correct.

There is no cost or registration required to attend just the program.

Payment for the dinner must be received no later than Saturday, March 25th. Cancellations after March 25th are not refundable. The meal will be buffet style including salads, beef tips, chicken caprese, and vegetarian ravioli entree options, sides, and dessert. Dinner cost is $46 per person.

If you prefer to pay by check, you can also access the registration form to print out and complete here:

2023 annual meeting v2.pdf

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