Birders club

Clarkston-area Backyard Birders Club’s first meeting of 2019, Jan. 30, will feature accumulated interesting sightings, questions, and recommendations for the year’s shedule.
“We’ve gotten quite a mixture of very unusual sightings recently, and many questions and concerns about the behavior of birds at the feeders in the unusual weather in our area this winter,” said Club founder and president Bob McGowan. “That will be our main focus in the upcoming meeting, along with sharing tips about how to get our birds through these next demanding months and they make it to spring with its plentiful supply of natural nourishment.”
All meetings are on the last Wednesday of the month, at 7 p.m., at The Gateway and are open to the public, no reservations required. There are no fees or costs of any kind and knowledge about birds is not required.
“We have a terrific roster of guest presenters lined up for the coming year to join us at The Gateway, hosted by owner Steve Stroud,” McGowan said. “We meet indoors in the festive atrium in colder weather and on the patio with its park-like gardens in warm weather.”
The club was launched over a year ago with 18 members and by the end of 2018 had grown to more than one hundred members, with an average of 40 attending monthly meetings and participating in field trips.


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