Essex County Ornithological Club Calendar

Fall and Early Winter 2018-19

Speaker Series/Club Events

Friday, Nov. 2, 7:45 pm
White Bears and Breeding Birds of Svalbard
ECOC meeting 7:30–7:45 pm

Summer in Norway’s arctic region is a memorable experience, whether you’re on land or at sea.

Come along on a virtual tour of the remote and biologically vital Svalbard archipelago with David Larson, PhD and Science and Education Coordinator at Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats. 

Larson shares his stories and images from a trip around Svalbard aboard a small ship in 2016, during which they came across 16 polar bears (mostly on pack ice) and staggering numbers of nesting seabirds, including dovekies, thick-billed murres, arctic terns, jaegers, and more. Co-sponsored by PEM. (Photo courtesy of the presenter.)
 
PEM Connect Building, Peabody Essex Museum. Free and open to the public.

Friday, Dec. 7, 7:45 pm
State of the Birds 3
ECOC meeting 7:30–7:45 pm

Mass Audubon recently completed their third research project looking at the past, present, and projected future status of the birds that call our Commonwealth home. Join Joan Walsh, Mass Audubon’s Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology as she shares how we can expect our treasured native birds to respond to the anticipated changes in climate and discusses ways we can all help to put the brakes on climate change. Cosponsored by PEM. (Note: this event was rescheduled from March 2, 2018 due to weather.)

PEM Connect Building, Peabody Essex Museum. Free and open to the public.

Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, 7:30 pm
ECOC Members Night
Plus ECOC Book Sale, 7-7:30 pm and Annual Meeting, 7:30-7:45 pm
Refreshments served

Join fellow members at a “show and tell” night. Presentations will include great bird imagery, readings of original poetry, local highlights and more. Contact Janey Winchell (see contact info. below) if you want to present something at this lively variety show event.

Please help support ECOC by clearing out your extra bird books and bringing them to the annual book sale. All books sell for $2, unless otherwise noted. Proceeds benefit the Club.
Co-sponsored by PEM.

PEM Connect Building, Peabody Essex Museum. Free and open to the public.

Directions to the Peabody Essex Museum

PEM Connect Building is at 135 Essex Street, next door to PEM’s main entrance (at the corner of Essex and Liberty St. in Salem, MA). Morse Auditorium is in PEM’s main building. Note: if severe weather is forecast, call 978-745-1876 to confirm event.

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Please be advised: ECOC calendars are only sent via email, unless a member requests otherwise. The calendar can always be viewed here on our web site. Hard copies will also be available at programs.

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Notes:

Essex County Ornithological Club 100th Anniversary Sponsors