October 20, 2022    
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm


Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

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NOTE: Due to the officers travel schedule, this meeting will occur via ZOOM only. Everyone must register to receive the Zoom link.

Meeting timing: 7:15PM Zoom opens; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions.


Boreal forests are especially sensitive and vulnerable to climate change. Using current research and personal observations, Joan Collins will offer insights on wildlife changes occurring in boreal habitats of New York’s Adirondack Park primarily as a result of climate change. The focus will be on boreal species such as Black-backed Woodpecker, Olive-sided and Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, Canada Jay, Boreal Chickadee, Bicknell’s Thrush, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird, and Blackpoll and Palm Warblers, among others, and their high and low elevation habitats. The presentation will utilize photographs, video, and audio of these iconic species of the Adirondacks (& a few mammal species too!).    


Joan Collins, President of Adirondack Avian Expeditions & Workshops, LLC, leads birding trips year-round, is a New York State licensed guide, an Adirondack 46er, and has climbed all the Adirondack fire tower peaks. She is a past President of both the New York State Ornithological Association and Northern New York Audubon, and past Board of Directors member of the Audubon Council of New York State.  She served as the Editor of New York Birders for many years, and currently authors the Birdwatch column for the Adirondack Explorer magazine.  

Joan has published several journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on wildlife and conservation topics in various publications including AudubonAdirondack Life, ConservationistNew York BirdersAdirondack ExplorerLOCALadk Magazine, and The Kingbird. She authored several warbler species accounts, in addition to serving as a peer reviewer for The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State. Joan is a frequent keynote speaker and teaches classes on ornithology topics.

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