Club Meeting Programs

A special program is planned for every club meeting,

Our meetings are open to the public and you are very welcome to join us.



Friday, January 18, 2019 – Lifetime Journey — Birds in Migration

Cailin O’Connor will present stories of the amazing flights of birds during their seasonal migrations including their feats and the obstacles they encounter. She is a lecturer in the School of Environmental Science and Sustainability at Kean University (NJ), a wild bird rehabilitator, and a Master Bander. Birds are her primary interest. She has a BS and MS in biology with a concentration in ecology and evolution, both from Montclair State University.


Friday, February 15, 2019 – Annual Members’ Night

This is our annual Members’ Night! Bring your photography, artwork, woodwork, sculpture, or other example of your talent (doesn’t have to be bird related) to share with fellow members. Please contact Giselle at if you plan to show slides or a video so we can accommodate everyone’s presentation.

Friday, March 15, 2019 – Bats

John Gumbs from BATS Research Center will speak about his experiences studying bats and the methods he developed to diagnose and help them survive the devastating White Nose Syndrome. He is an experienced caver and provides cave, technical rope, and abandoned mine rescue services.  John also has 23 years experience as a licensed wildlife
rehabilitator (specializing in raptors and orthopedic surgery), works in an emergency room, and is self taught in wildlife and biology. He has worked with bat biologists for 10 years, and due to a fluorescent mineral background, came up with the idea of using UV to investigate the deadly fungal disease.