Scott Whittle has over 25 years of experience as a professional photographer and educator. He has an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts, is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony, has held the New York State Big Year record, and has birded throughout the United States. He has been published in many magazines, newspapers and books. He lives in Cape May, NJ where he pursues his passion for birds.
Scott’s talk will be: What’s a Warbler?
"As the co-author of The Warbler Guide, I get to introduce people to one of the most beautiful families of birds in the world. These small wonders, with their often bright colors and melodic songs are equally at home in the tropical rainforest as they are in the northernmost forests of Canada. So you’d think that it would be easy for me to respond to the most basic of questions - "What makes that a warbler?” In order to answer that, however, we’ll have to take a brief trip through time to see how people from cave-dwellers to Darwin have evolved in organizing the world, and how we do it today. Then we’ll take a look at these fascinating birds and discover why a warbler is, well, a warbler - and why any bird is that bird, and nothing else."
The club wishes to recognize and thank the Louisville Audubon Society for its generous support of the dinner meeting.
The March Dinner Meeting is on Tuesday, March 10 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. A vegetarian entrée will be on the menu but for any other dietary needs please indicate them on the reservation form.
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. Download the reservation form HERE. A vegetarian entrée will be on the menu but for any other dietary needs please indicate on the reservation form.
The price for the dinner has increased this year to $40 due to raise in the price of the dinner that Big Spring is charging and sales tax that we have not paid in the past as a non-profit club. The Kentucky legislature changed the law concerning non-profit organizations. There will be a field trip on Wednesday morning, March 11 at 9:00 a.m. at the Anchorage Trail for BBC members. Reservations are required. See the reservation form.
PLEASE NOTE THE DEAD LINE FOR MAKING RESERVATIONS IS MARCH 4. 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 RESERVATION. SEND IT TO THE BBC POST OFFICE BOX WITH THE RENEWAL FORM FOUND ON THE BBC WEBSITE.