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Events

Contact:

Roger or Margaret Higbee at
724-354-3493
bcoriole@windstream.net.

May 2024 Banquet and Meeting

Tue, May 7, 6:00 pm
Blue Spruce County Park Lodge
Speaker: Nick Liadis, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Description

This is our annual banquet meeting. Please bring a dish
to share and your own place settings.

Nick Liadis, an avian conservation biologist, will be our banquet speaker. Nick’s work takes him across the human landscape gradient into urban, suburban, and rural areas to better understand how birds live alongside humans. With his background in architecture, he’s defined a new approach to design by expanding a strong interest in the natural world, and in particular, birdlife. Central to this cross-disciplinary work is protecting birds from striking the windows of buildings, which occurs when they get tricked into perceiving their habitat reflected in glass.

Nick has expanded his bird banding research with appointments at the Point Reyes Bird Observatory in California and at the Powdermill Avian Research Center in Pennsylvania. His bi-coastal experiences have given him tremendous insight into the struggles birds face when they encounter North American cities. This unique perspective is defined by promoting healthy landscapes across the multitude of environments that birds traverse as they migrate, from forests to cities.

As a research fellow at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Nick leverages his cross-disciplinary background with the depth of resources at the museum, such as the Bird Safe Pittsburgh Program. With his endorsement by the American Bird Conservancy and the American Institute of Architects to teach about bird-safe cities and buildings, he unites architects, planners, policy makers, and scientists around the protection of birds in cities.

Northern Hawk Owl, Sax-Zim Bog, 1/9/2018, Marg Higbee

Upcoming Events

Muddy Creek Wetland Trail Outing

  • Sat, April 20, 8:00 am
  • Moraine State Park

Tuesday Yellow Creek Outing

  • Tue, April 23, 7:30 am
  • Yellow Creek Park North Shore Gazebo

Blue Spruce County Park Outing

  • Sat, April 27, 8:00 am
  • Blue Spruce County Park, large parking lot by office

Tuesday Yellow Creek Outing

  • Tue, April 30, 7:30 am
  • Yellow Creek Park North Shore Gazebo

Yellow Creek State Park Outing

  • Sat, May 4, 8:00 am
  • Yellow Creek Park North Shore Gazebo

Tuesday Yellow Creek Outing

  • Tue, May 7, 7:30 am
  • Yellow Creek Park North Shore Gazebo

May 2024 Banquet and Meeting

  • Tue, May 7, 6:00 pm
  • Blue Spruce County Park Lodge

Indiana County Migration Count

  • Sat, May 11, 12:00 midnight – 11:59 pm
  • Indiana County

Tuesday Yellow Creek Outing

  • Tue, May 14, 7:30 am
  • Yellow Creek Park North Shore Gazebo

Waterworks Conservation Area Outing

  • Sat, May 18, 8:00 am
  • Waterworks Conservation Area

Tuesday Yellow Creek Outing

  • Tue, May 21, 7:30 am
  • Yellow Creek Park North Shore Gazebo

Ghost Town Trail - Special Atlas Outing

  • Sat, May 25, 8:00 am
  • Ghost Town Trail, Rexis Branch

Tuesday Yellow Creek Outing

  • Tue, May 28, 7:30 am
  • Yellow Creek Park North Shore Gazebo