• Summertime Virtual Photo Sharing

    Eastern Bluebird fledgling by Lisa Patria 20200508 DSCN2110Since we haven't been able to host in-person get-togethers for more than a year due to the pandemic, we invite you to help us offer the next best thing: a virtual photo sharing experience!

    Have you photographed any cool birds this year? We'd love to incorporate them into a slide show of our members' best bird photos captured since June of 2020. Here's how to participate:

    Pick up to ten of your best bird photos from the past year, and send them to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with the ID of each bird species, the date and location where the photo was captured, and any additional information you want viewers to know about your photo. We'll compile them all into a video slide show that will showcase our members' photographic talents! (Check out our "Best of Us" Virtual Photo Sharing video to see what our members contributed last year.)

    The deadline for submitting your photos for inclusion in our Virtual Photo Sharing project will be Wednesday, June 30, 2021, and we'll have the video slide show ready for your viewing pleasure by July 31st. If you haven't already included your personal watermark on your photos, we'll add your name to each photo to make sure all photos are properly credited to the photographer.

    We can't wait to see (and share) your amazing photos! And please feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions about how to participate.

    --Carol Bailey-White, President


     
  • Many Voices for Conservation and the Environment: Tykee James

    202106 Tykee James from Audubon websiteContinuing our series focusing on the contributions of historically under-recognized groups to conservation and environmental advocacy, this month we are featuring Tykee James, Government Affairs Coordinator at Audubon and a co-founder of Black Birders Week. During last year's inaugural event, James moderated Audubon's virtual "Birding While Black" conversations with young Black birdwatchers to hear their stories of discovering birds and their unique experiences of birding while Black in America.

    Born in Philadelphia, James moved around the country several times with his family, living in Wisconsin, California, and Texas, before returning to his hometown in 2011. Back in Philadelphia, a serious asthma attack triggered concerns about air pollution and the environment, and he began work as a naturalist and public educator at Philadelphia's Cobbs Creek Environmental Center. He also served as an environmental policy advisor to a Pennsylvania State Representative before moving to Washington, DC in 2018.

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  • Upcoming Events

    Even though we're on break this month, there are still some great events happening in June:

     

    See you in September!