The Ocean State Bird Club has a few events in the upcoming couple of weeks that we are really excited about. The highlight is Noah Strycker coming to Rhode Island in September. More on that below. Our upcoming events are the following...
Birds And Beer-
This is a get together at a local brewery that we do a few times a year. A bunch of us will get together and talk about birds over a pint or two. We usually spend a couple of hours talking about what we have seen and where we will be going. These events are for members only. They are very well attended as they usually have more people show up than do our walks. Members have received an email with the date and time of the next one. If this is of interest to you, consider joining the club.
Ocean State Bird Club Pelagic-
We are planning on chartering one of the Francis Fleet boats this fall for a dedicated pelagic. Unlike the above event it will be open to non-members, however, members will get a discounted price. We are tentatively looking at the last week of September for this. Payment will have to be in advance because chartering a whale watch boat (with crazy fuel costs) is not cheap. Once we get a date set in stone, I/we will post the information as soon as possible. Stay tuned. I love pelagics and am very excited we are doing this.
Bird Club President Tom Younkin worked really hard to get Noah Strycker to come to Rhode Island to do a talk and a walk. Other board members worked just as hard to help find a venue to host the seminar. I personally have seen Noah's talk when the Brookline Bird Club had him as a guest speaker. I can tell you honestly his talk is great. He is funny and he is well spoken. He details his trip around the world eloquently. I really enjoyed it. When Tom said there was the possibility of booking Noah, I was one hundred percent all for it from the get-go. The event is FREE to members. As a board, we are really excited to give this presentation to our members as a thank you for sticking with us through Covid.
Below is Tom's write up about the upcoming event. Since I cannot improve on the information I copied and pasted it from his email. The Key Date to Remember is September 10!
In 2015 Noah Strycker recorded 6,042 bird species in a single year across the planet! At the time he established a new record for the number of species seen around the globe in one year! He is widely regarded as one of the foremost birders in the world. In 2017 he published a best-selling book entitled “Birding without Borders” detailing his adventures on this epic quest.