Essex County Ornithological Club Calendar

Fall 2019

Speaker Series/Club Events

Friday, Nov. 1, 7:45 pm
The Evolution of Beauty

ECOC meeting 7:30–7:45 pm

Do birds appreciate beauty? Drawing from his award-winning and provocative book, The Evolution of Beauty, Yale Univ. ornithologist Richard Prum looks at how “a taste for beauty,” has guided the development of the extraordinary ornamentation we see in the animal world.

A book signing for The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World—and Us follows the program. This event is made possible by The Lowell Institute and a generous donation from Joanie and Tim Ingraham made in memory of beloved ECOC member Dotty Brown. Cosponsored by PEM.

Morse Auditorium, Peabody Essex Museum.  Free and open to the public.

Friday, Dec. 6, 7:45 pm
A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration

ECOC meeting 7:30–7:45 pm

Every spring and fall, a journey of thousands of miles begins, as migrating birds find their way between breeding and overwintering grounds. Renowned naturalist and author Kenn Kaufman brings this remarkable phenomenon to life in his talk, based on his new book A Season on the Wind. Discover the science and magic of bird migration, including how local observations can reveal global patterns, and what we can do to avoid harming these vulnerable winged migrants. A book signing for A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration follows the program. This event is made possible by a generous donation from The Echo Charitable Foundation. Cosponsored by PEM and Mass Audubon.

 Morse Auditorium, Peabody Essex Museum.  Free and open to the public.

Saturday, Dec. 7, 8:30-10:30 am
Winter Birds and Bagels with Kenn Kaufman

Fee $15 (members and nonmembers)

Register online at MAS or call 978-887-9264 to register by phone.

Note: group size is limited. Sign up early!

Join Kenn Kaufman and his wife Kimberly for an easygoing bird walk at Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, followed by coffee, tea, and bagels in the barn.  Cosponsored by Mass Audubon.

Location: meet in the barn at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield, MA.

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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