Talbot Bird Club
Our guest speaker will be Dr. Wayne H Bell. Dr. Bell will speak on “Introducing the Third Breeding Bird Atlas” which begins January 1, 2020; just when local owls begin their breeding behavior. Breeding Bird Atlas takes birding in a different direction than bird counts in that the emphasis is on behavioral cues that give insights into actual breeding status. While significant, nesting is only one of those cues and is perhaps the one least commonly pursued in the field. Dr. Bell will review the other, often more commonly observed, cues and what they tell us about breeding status. Business meeting after speaker question and answers.