Essex County Ornithological Club Calendar

Fall and Early Winter 2018-19

Speaker Series/Club Events

Friday, February 1, 7:45 pm
A Galaxy of Falcons
Plus ECOC meeting, 7:30-7:45 pm

Each autumn, more than a million Amur falcons congregate in India’s remote northeast state of Nagaland, pausing on a 9,000-mile migration from Asia to southern Africa. Until 2012, no one in the outside world knew this great gathering existed—or that the local people were killing hundreds of thousands of the birds for food.

What happened next was one of the most remarkable conservation success stories in recent years, but also poses thorny questions about what happens when a poor community does the right—but difficult—thing. Join renowned author and bird researcher Scott Weidensaul as he discusses his 2017 expedition to Nagaland, and the future of this galaxy of falcons. This event is made possible by a generous donation from The Echo Charitable Foundation. Co-sponsored by PEM. (Photo: Amur falcon © Scott Weidensaul.)

Morse Auditorium, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. 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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