ALL ARE WELCOME. We encourage visitors, and would enjoy having you join us for a meeting or a field trip.

Meetings are lively proceedings, with a featured speaker or a special forum as well as reports from the various committees, announcements, and general field notes.

Meetings in the time of COVID-19

The Academy of Natural Sciences is closed to the public so we will not be able to meet in person. We will be holding the meeting through our new Zoom account. Virtual meetings allow us to adhere to social distancing protocols while also allowing more members who cannot normally make it into Center City Philadelphia on a Thursday night to attend.

Holding Virtual Meetings is a big change for the club. It will require us to spend money on a virtual meeting platform, take more effort from the Officers, and require speakers to change their presentations to work virtually. This new virtual meeting experience will also require you to adjust the way that you attend too.

1. We will be asking you to register for each meeting through an EventBrite form posted on the website. Each meeting will have a registration link. You must complete the form and “check out” even though the meeting is free (as always) and open to the public. Registration will remain open until 7:15 PM on the night of the meeting.

2. Once your registration is complete, you will be sent a Zoom link to use for that meeting.

Meetings pre-COVID-19

Upcoming Meetings:

June 02, 2022
June 02, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Keith Russell

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. Meeting timing: 7-7:30PM group chat; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. Please register here and then watch for the meeting link in your email. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvf-ygqDwuGNa2gGQGh7Ch3vunf63Rbf8F Birds have been colliding with buildings and other human structures since the 19th century and much of the work that has ...
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Past Meetings

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Lisa Schibley

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. Meeting timing: 7-7:30PM group chat; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. Please register here and then watch for the meeting link in your email. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdOCgpz8uEtOQhAM5Oi1NgdfyvozWEdM_ In 1974, International Shorebird Survey (ISS) was launched as a Citizen Science project designed to gather information on shorebirds and the ...
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May 05, 2022
May 05, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Sara Kross

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. Meeting timing: 7-7:30PM group chat; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. Please register here and then watch for the meeting link in your email. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIldu2rqzktHdcax8-acAGUBlG02E6VVDyJ Agricultural regions have the largest footprint of any terrestrial ecosystem on the planet. These vast landscapes are often thought to be ...
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April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Jack E. Davis

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. Meeting timing: 7-7:30PM group chat; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. Please register here and then watch for the meeting link in your email. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdumqpjIuH9e4fUSxL58c0qIJVPw9jbLr There is perhaps no species more misunderstood than the bald eagle – for centuries, Americans have celebrated it as “majestic” and ...
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April 07, 2022
April 07, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Annie Novak

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. Meeting timing: 7-7:30PM group chat; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. Please register here and then watch for the meeting link in your email. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYof-uorzwrEtGZIdcrgbks90ItzXEvKz-J For most of human existence, the seasonal flight of migratory birds and insects has been hidden in plain sight in the ...
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March 17, 2022
March 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Mary Caswell Stoddard (Cassie)

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. Meeting timing: 7-7:30PM group chat; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. Please register here and then watch for the meeting link in your email. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsdOCtrzkuGNcRJdYM4zoGTVwSPWlD-VnV Birds evolved about 150 million years ago, and today they are the most diverse and colorful land vertebrates. In my group, we ...
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March 03, 2022
March 03, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Katy Duffy

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. Meeting timing: 7-7:30PM group chat; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. Please register here and then watch for the meeting link in your email. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpceyrqTMsE9dCUMQBd7PYODcAXwlmuICk Katy will describe owl banding she has conducted each fall at Cape May, NJ since 1980, including banding techniques, owls captured ...
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February 17, 2022
February 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Paul Napier

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom.  Meeting timing: 7-7:30PM group chat; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions.  Please register here and then watch for the meeting link in your email. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpdOmpqjktHN2XLdOzfnC2YETUJhlYXa_9 Paul Napier will present “The Cape May Raptor Banding Project” which will cover a brief history, some impressive Project statistics, an ...
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February 03, 2022
February 03, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Kashi Davis

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom.  Please register here and then watch for the meeting link in your email. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtf-GsrzooG9J3XHcvmuX_MG9NTYs1psJf     Kashi will present the latest and greatest updates on NJ’s primary beach-nesting bird species – Piping Plovers, Black Skimmers, Least Terns, and American Oystercatchers. Learn about recent population trends, research and tracking ...
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January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Mark Bonta

Unfortunately, with the recent Covid surge, this will again be a virtual meeting on Zoom.  Please register here and then watch for the meeting link in your email. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctdeGvqjspHt0Z8OIJkpRlxw3E2llBOdiO Across Australia’s tropical North, certain raptors have an amazing tool-using ability: they spread fires. Black Kites, Whistling Kites, and Brown Falcons, when in need of more ...
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January 06, 2022
January 06, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Speaker: Bert Filemyr

Since the leadership of the club still feels strongly that it is not safe to re-start our beloved in-person meetings, this will be yet another virtual event, so--you know the drill!--please register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qdOigrzgrHtGecsaAcfsPN5nJurjAiTZU ********************************************************************************************************* Brief Summary: The meeting will be called to order by our outgoing President, Linda Widdop, and ...
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December 16, 2021
December 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Steve Mattan

This will again be a virtual meeting on Zoom, so please register here, as usual, and then watch for an email with the link for the meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqfuitrj8sHdIp_Jrb_rPtFV-Z99_WDhuh **************************************************************************************** Join us for the annual Members’ Photo Night. Each year, members submit photos in several categories – Birds, Fauna, Flora, Scenery, Birders and bird photos taken ...
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