Calendar

Virtual Programs (ZOOM) sponsored by MVAS;  Details and ZOOM invitation to follow 

For all ZOOM conferences hosted by MVAS the meeting details (ZOOM program ID, password) will be emailed to all MVAS members in the week before the meeting.  If you are not a member, request information by emailing Mesilla Valley Audubon Society <mesillavalleyaudubon@gmail.com>.

 

Wednesday, April 21:  The program will begin with the  final presentation from last year’s Bischoff Scholarship recipient and introduction to this year’s recipient.  This will be followed by Mark Pendleton giving us clues about distinguishing birds that look alike (e.g. ravens and crows).  ZOOM conference. Meet and Greet begins at 6:30PM and conference begins at 7:00PM

 

Wednesday, May 19:  Susan Tweit , an acclaimed ecologist and author, will talk about native plants for birds and how to eradicate invasive species.  ZOOM conference.  Meet and Greet begins at 6:30PM and conference begins at 7:00PM

 

May:  Date to be determined.  Tom Johnson to enlilghten us on hummingbird identification and habits.  Details forthcoming.

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Virtual outreach programs by other organizations:

National Audubon Webinars:

 Last Wednesday of the month: I Saw a Bird: The National Audubon Society has a monthly ZOOM webinar “I Saw a Bird” the last Wednesday of each month.  Each month features a topic, such as bird migration, plants attracting birds, conservation, or bird photography.  Invited guests are often leaders in the field and are interviewed as they show some of their work.  The webinar also features section where bird families that are commonly seen throughout the USA are highlighted with descriptions of how to identify them and their individual species that occur locally.  The website where one can sign up for the next show also features videos of past issues:   https://www.audubon.org/news/i-saw-bird

 

eBird Global Big Day. 

May 8, Saturday:  eBird Global Big Day.  eBird invites all of us to go birding on May 8 and submit a list or 2 or 3 to eBird.org.  Last year they received 120,000 checklists from 175 countries around the world.  Their website allows participants to watch as data is submitted. 

To learn more, go to:  https://ebird.org/news/global-big-day-8-may-2021