August General Meeting: Bird Migration on Eastern Long Island
Friday, August 10th • 7pmRefreshments, 7:30pm Program
Location: The Red House at Inlet Pond County Park, 65275 Route 48, Greenport, NY 11944
Eastern Long Island is an exceptional place to study bird migration, owing to its diversity of habitats and geographic position. Shai Mitra's talk will survey some of the many places on eastern Long Island where migrating birds can be seen, with special attention devoted to visible fall migration and the relationship between migration and vagrancy. Bird migration occurs throughout the year on Long Island, and birders can deepen their appreciation of birds and their insights into avian ecology by looking for seasonal movements at unexpected times and in unexpected places.
Shai Mitra has studied birds in the northeastern United States and around the world for more than 30 years. Shai is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the College of Staten Island, with research interests in avian ecology, evolution, and conservation. He is also Editor of The Kingbird, the quarterly publication of the New York State Ornithological Association; co-compiler of bird records for the New York City and Long Island region; Chair of the Rhode Island Avian Records Committee; and co-compiler of three Christmas Bird Counts on Long Island and Rhode Island.