Monday, February 15, 2010

Pat Ryan and the Alaskan Islands

Horned Puffin one of the many birds studied by Pat Ryan during his stay in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.

Members of the Manistee Audubon enjoyed an excellent slide program by Pat Ryan of the USDA on his studies of seabirds of the Alaskan Islands during February's meeting on Wednesday Feb 10th.

Come join us for our next meeting on March 10th at 7:00PM for a viewing of the amazing PBS video on hummingbirds. We will talk about hummingbird feeders, gardens and sightings after the video with refreshments and hot chocolate.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Seven Mysteries of Birding by Doug Cook

Doug Cook, President of the West Michigan Bank and Trust presented the January program at the Manistee Audubon Center. This was a thought provoking and humorous subject, the development of birding skills from beginner to master. Mr. Cook also had some very timely jokes on the economy and the US Banking system. This was a very entertaining program and I hope to see an article modeled after this lighting up the pages of "Birders World", "Birding", "Winging It" or some other publication. Thanks Doug!