Essex County Ornithological Club Calendar

Fall 2021

Speaker Series/Club Events

Fri., Oct. 1, 7:45pm
Why Watch Pigeons?

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Why Watch Pigeons –  Zoom Webinar

If joining directly through Zoom please use the following:

Webinar ID: 829 6618 7158
Passcode: 513168

Cosponsored by PEM

Brief ECOC club meeting from 7:30-7:45

     Pigeons coo, peck and nest all over the world, yet many people treat them with indifference or disdain. Rosemary Mosco, author and illustrator of the forthcoming book The Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching: Getting to Know the World’s Most Misunderstood Bird (Nov. 2021), will show you why pigeons are worth watching. You’ll discover the hilarious strangeness of pigeon behavior and biology, learn the secret history of pigeons and kings, and find out why this feral rat with wings deserves our attention.

Fri., Nov. 5, 7:45 pm
Tracking the Trickster: interaction among ravens, wolves and people in Yellowstone

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Tracking The Trickster – Zoom Webinar

If joining directly through Zoom please use the following:

Webinar ID: 898 7664 0722
Passcode: 029160

Cosponsored by PEM

Brief ECOC club meeting from 7:30-7:45

Matthias with John (right) © Andrius Pasukonis

Ravens are known to scavenge from wolves and people, but the degree to which they exploit these and other sources of food has not been studied in detail. In this virtual program, renowned corvid expert Dr. John Marzluff, professor of wildlife science at Univ. of Washington highlights the intriguing and highly intelligent nature of ravens, then shares findings from his latest research in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, where he is co-leading a study on ravens. Marzluff will describe the movements and activities of ravens in Yellowstone and relate these to wolf- and human-provisioned food.

This program is made possible by a generous gift from The Echo Charitable Foundation.

© John Marzluff
© John Marzluff

115th Annual ECOC Birding / Canoe Trip Report from Dave Brewster

Saturday, May 22, morning (start time around 7am) – Note: Advance registration is required
Ipswich River Canoe Trip and Bird Survey

Event Coordinator: Dave Brewster

Participate in the 115th Annual ECOC birding trip down the Ipswich River! Arguably the oldest uninterrupted bird-count in the world, this event is timed to get the best views of birds before full leaf-out, but late enough in the season to get better weather for paddling. Contact Dave for the exact start time and other details.

Update: Unfortunately, because of the ongoing pandemic, we are not able to provide boats and equipment for the trip this year. We are also not able to place you in other people’s boats. Each participant will be responsible for providing their own water craft and necessary equipment (including PFDs).

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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Essex County Ornithological Club 100th Anniversary Sponsors