Banquet



Speaker: Neil Hayward
“LOST AMONG THE BIRDS”
Early in 2013 Neil Hayward was at a crossroads. He didn’t want to open a bakery or whatever else executives do when they quit a lucrative but unfulfilling job. He didn’t want to think about his failed relationship with “the one” or his potential for ruining a new relationship with “the next one.” And he almost certainly didn’t want to think about turning forty. And so instead he went birding.

Birding was a lifelong passion. It was only among the birds that Neil found a calm that had eluded him in the confusing world of humans. But this time he also found competition. His growing list of species reluctantly catapulted him into a Big Year–a race to find the most birds in one year. His peregrinations across twenty-eight states and six provinces in search of exotic species took him to a hoarfrost-covered forest in Massachusetts to find a Fieldfare; to Lake Havasu, Arizona, to see a rare Nutting’s Flycatcher; and to Vancouver for the Red-flanked Bluetail. Neil’s Big Year was as unplanned as it was accidental: It was the perfect distraction to life.

Neil shocked the birding world by finding 749 species of bird and breaking the long-standing Big Year record. He also surprised himself: During his time among the hummingbirds, tanagers, and boobies, he found a renewed sense of confidence and hope about the world and his place in it.

http://www.neilhaywardbirder.com/big-year-blog/

DVOC Members and Non-Members – Everyone Welcome – Bring Guests!!

Menu

Select one from 4 Menu Options:

  1. Chicken Picatta
  2. London broil
  3. Grilled salmon with an orange/ginger glaze
  4. Vegetarian Lentil Stuffed Peppers with Toasted Orzo


Cash bar is available

Salad:
Arcadian greens with mandarin oranges, candied walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette

Side Dishes:
Rosemary roasted potatoes
Broccoli florets with a lemon twist

Dessert:
Chocolate thunder

Parking is free.

Presentations

Past Speakers

2016 Katie Fallon Coffee, Coal, and Cooperation: Saving the Cerulean Warbler
2015 Pat and Clay Sutton Reflections of DVOC
2014 Katrina van Grouw A Very Fine Swan Indeed: Art, Science and
‘The Unfeathered Bird’
2013 Bill Thompson III The Perils and Pitfalls of Birding
2012 Stephen
W. Kress
Restoring Endangered Seabirds: Lessons from
Puffins and Terns
2011 Kevin Karlson and Dale Rosselet “The Birds of Cape May”
2010 Scott Weidensaul “Messing Around with Birds (for Fun
and Science)”
2009 Rick Wright “The Most Beautiful of the Whole Beautiful
Lot: Wood Warblers of the American Southwest”
2008 Pat and Clay Sutton “Birds and Birding at Cape May (a Bird
Walk Through Time)”
2007 Don Kroodsma “The Singing Life of Birds”
2006 Pete Dunne “25 Things That Have Changed Birding”
2005 Michael Male and Judy Feith “Bitter Lake NWR”
2004 Dr. Carl Safina “Eye
of the Albatross: Visions of Hope & Survival”
2003 Kenn Kaufmann “Birds and the Undiscovered
World”
2002
Scott Weidensaul
“Raising
the Dead: The Search for Lost Species.”
2001
Bill Murphy
“The
Birds of Trinidad and Tobago”
2000
Kevin Karlson
“For
the Love of Birds”
1999
Julio de
la Torre
“Owls
of North America”
1998
Peter Mathiessen
“Cranes
of the World”
1997
Arthur
Morris
Bird Photographer
1996
Steve Hilty
“Dreams
and Realites in the American Tropics”
1995
Noel Snyder
“Re-introduction
of the Thick-billed Parrot”
1994
Debra Love
Shearwater
“Through
the Seasons: An Introduction to the Seabirds and Marine Mammals of Monterey
Bay”
1993
Dr. Jerome
Jackson
“America’s
Endangered Woodpeckers: The Ivory-billed and the Red-cockaded”
1992
Peter Alden
“Birding
Antartica and Patagonia”
1991
Daphne
Gemmill
“Earthwatch
– Birding Opportunities”
1990
Paul Butler
RARE Center
for Tropical Bird Conservation
1989
Emile De
Vito
“Birding
and Conservation in Costa Rica”
1988
William
Streeter
“Northeastern
Birds of Prey”
1987
Ray Davis
“Florida
Birds “
1986
Jim Brett
“From
David’s Spring to Wadi Qelt: A Naturalist’s Isreal”
1985
Armas Hill
“Adventures
in Brazil”
1984 Pete Dunne Ornithological Traditions of
Cape May
1983 Daniel Roby “Birds of the Falklands
and South Georgia”
1982 Len Soucy  
1981 Armas Hill California Birding
1980 Ben King “Birds of Asia”
1979 Dr. Kenneth C. Parkes “Birdwatcher at a Rusty
Gate”
1978 John C. Yrizarry “Birds of Tikal”
1977 Dr. George Gee Endangered Species Program
1976 Richard A. Rowlett Sea Birds and Mammals off the
Atlantic Coast
1971 Dr. Peter Paul Kellogg Bahama Birds and Bird Songs
1970 Dr. Charles Wurster The Impact of DDT

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