In March we have our annual dinner instead of a monthly meeting. In past years, we sponsored speakers such as Pete Dunne, Julie Zickefoose, and Al Batt. We try to treat the speaker to birding in Kentucky on the day following the meeting just for club members. The March Dinner Meeting is on Tuesday, March 14 at Big Spring Country Club, 5901 Dutchmans Lane. A cash bar will be available from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. when dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. There will be a field trip on Wednesday morning, March 15 at 9:00 a.m. at the Anchorage Trail for BBC members. Reservations are required.
Our speaker for the March Dinner meeting is Pete Marra, head of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. He received his Ph.D. from Dartmouth College in 1998 and has been a conservation scientist at the Smithsonian Institution’s Conservation Biology Institute since 1999. Pete’s research in avian conservation science focuses on discovering why so many species of migratory birds are declining. His research examines the roles of climate change, habitat destruction, food and disease as well as other direct sources of mortality (cats, buildings) on bird survival. Pete has founded several large science initiatives including Neighborhood Nestwatch and the Migratory Connectivity Project. Communicating his science and his excitement for the conservation of wildlife to as wide an audience as possible, especially to children and the general public, is a high priority of his overall program. Pete has published close to 200 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as Science, Nature, PNAS, and Conservation Biology and has authored two books. Pete is an avid fly fisherman, gardener and cook. He lives in Takoma Park, MD with his wife, two kids and dog Boudreaux.
The club wishes to recognize and thank the Louisville Audubon Society for its generous support of the dinner meeting.
There is a dress code at Big Spring CC. Collared shirts for the gentlemen must be worn at all times. Casual dress is permitted as long as it is tasteful. A vegetarian entrée will be on the menu but for any other dietary needs please indicate on the reservation form.
PLEASE NOTE THE DEAD LINE FOR MAKING RESERVATIONS IS MARCH 8. ALL CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE OUT TO BECKHAM BIRD CLUB. REFUNDS ARE NOT GUARANTEED AFTER THE DEADLINE.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS WITH THE DINNER RESERVATIION. SEND IT TO THE BBC POST OFFICE BOX WITH THE RENEWAL FORM FOUND ON THE BBC WEBSITE.