November 02, 2023    
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm


Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

Event Type

The meeting will be held at the Academy of Natural Sciences, BEES classroom and on-line.

Meeting timing: 7:15PM Zoom opens; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. Please register for the meeting whether you will be attending in person or via Zoom. Then watch for the meeting link in your email. Disregard the meeting link if you will be attending in person.


Anders and Beverly Gyllenhaal will walk through highlights of their new book, A Wing and a Prayer: The Race to Save Our Vanishing Birds.
This is the story of what’s being done to save birds in the midst of dramatic downturns in North American populations. Their talk also touches on the
spiritual side of birds and how birding can strengthen your faith. Their presentation draws on their 25,000 miles of travel across the hemisphere
researching the book, interviews with 300 people in every station in the world of birds, and scores of photos of the birds featured in these pages.

Anders and Beverly are veteran journalists who’ve worked for decades as reporters and editors. Beverly was a feature writer, then food editor, and finally syndicated columnist and cookbook author. Her Desperation Dinners series has a quarter million copies in print. Anders was an investigative reporter at The Miami Herald, then went on to lead newsrooms in Raleigh, Minneapolis, Miami and Washington. He’s long been active in journalism circles, serving on the board of the Pulitzer Prizes, Society of Newspaper Editors and Journalism Funding Partners. As their work slowed down, they started following birds and photographing and writing about them for magazines and newspapers around the country. They also publish a photo-rich website: FlyingLessons.US: What We’re Learning from the Birds . 

Loading Map....