Programs

All are welcome to attend our programs which meet at the Seacoast Science Center, Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye. Refreshments are at 7:00 pm. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm. Doors will be locked at 7:45 pm!!! For more information contact Dan Hubbard at 603-332-4093, or danielhubbard@peoplepc.com

Program: The Other Bay of Pigs Invasion--American Birders in Castro's Cuba

Wednesday, December 14 - RESCHEDULED!
Thinking of birding in Cuba? Birder and History professor Kurk Dorsey will talk about his experiences with 14 other New England birders (and his octogenarian dad from Ohio) as they spent a week in January 2015 in Havana and the Zapata Peninsula looking for birds, deciphering Cuban history and politics, and trying not to create any international incidents. Two out of three ain't bad! 


Program: Racing the Tide: Nesting Ecology and Conservation of NH's Tidal Marsh Birds

Wednesday, January 11 - RESCHEDULED!
NH's coastal marshes are home to a bird community that is uniquely adapted to living in this dynamic environment. Many build nests on the marsh surface, making them highly susceptible to tidal inundation. Rising sea levels and climate change add an additional threat to tidal marsh birds throughout the Northeast. One species most vulnerable is the Saltmarsh Sparrow, a specialist species currently experiencing dramatic population declines. UNH graduate student Bri Benvenuti will discuss her research on the nesting adaptations of Saltmarsh Sparrows and the conservation of tidal marsh birds as part of the Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program. 
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