Monday HMBC Holiday Party and program on Birds of Vischer Ferry preserve


Date and Time: Monday, December 5, 2022, 6:30pm Location: Five Rivers EEC, Delmar, NY Topic: The Birds of Vischer Ferry Preserve Speaker: John Hershey John will talk about some of his experiences birding at the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve for the last 20 years. He will provide a “tour” of some of the main birding spots and trails in the Preserve. Most importantly, he will share some of his favorite bird photos taken there which illustrate the bird species characteristic of the Preserve and its habitat. These would include ducks, woodpeckers, swallows, warblers, blackbirds, shorebirds, herons, rails, and bitterns. He will be sure to talk about the “mega-rarity” Violet-green Swallow which was discovered there last year, and perhaps a few other lesser rarities as well. John is a former Secretary and Director for HMBC. He has been leading HMBC field trips to Vischer Ferry Preserve, Peebles Island, and Fox Hill Road for many years. Birding has led him to travel throughout North America and more recently to Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama, and India. He has presented a number of HMBC programs on some of his favorite birding trips. He is semi-retired and works part time as a psychologist in private practice. Feel free to bring a dessert or snack to share. Alcohol not permitted.