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via Zoom - John Van de Graaff - Point Pelee and Magee Marsh: Birds in Migration

September 21, 2020

The September 2020 meeting of the Hampshire Bird Club will be on Monday, September 21 at 7:15 pm via Zoom. John Van de Graaff will be presenting “Point Pelee and Magee Marsh: Birds in Migration.”

To improve meeting security, the same procedure that we used for the May and June meetings will be followed. In order to attend the meeting you need to register in advance and provide your name and contact information. Please try to do this by September 20.

We will start sending out confirmation emails containing information about joining the meeting on Saturday, September 19 up to the meeting time. You will not be able to register after the meeting has started. When you do join the meeting, please keep your microphone muted to promote the best possible meeting experience for everyone.

If you have questions, please email [email protected].

A note from John Van de Graaff about his presentation: Point Pelee is a narrow  sand spit in Ontario projecting 12 miles south into Lake Erie, serving as an important resting area for warblers and many other species  headed north to their nesting grounds  in late spring.  Many will have first paused at Magee Marsh  (mageemarsh.org),  southwest across the lake  just east of Toledo.  

We visited Point Pelee  six times from 2002  through 2008 (for a long weekend to two weeks), often before or after stints at Magee Marsh. We usually stayed  with Tom Hince at his nearby B&B–he was a top-notch birder, often serving as our guide. 

John’s website, with some 450 bird photographs

Daily photos by John      

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