For the remainder of 2020, there will be no in-person meetings. All will be conducted via Zoom. A URL link to the meeting will be emailed out before the meeting. To participate, you will need a laptop, desk top computer, cell phone or iPad or other device with an internet connection. You do not need to have a Zoom account, the URL link will allow you to enter the “meeting” and hear and see the speaker and the presentation.
If you are considering a change of scenery after months of staying in the Rochester area, tune in (via Zoom) to our speaker for the October 8, 2020, RBA meeting. Gary N. Lee, a former forest ranger and long-time resident birder from Inlet, NY, in the Adirondacks, will present on “Birds that have moved north with climate change, and boreal birds that have gone off the radar during the same time.” –Just in time for some fall birding! (A link for the Zoom meeting will be emailed before the meeting.)
Gary Lee lives with his wife of 56 years, Karen, at ‘Eight Acre Wood’ in Inlet, New York where he was the Forest Ranger for 35 years working in the Moose River Wild Forest Recreation Area and West Canada Lakes Wilderness Area. Now retired for 21 years, he works summers for the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, observing, catching and banding loons. In 2018, he received a Special Recognition Award from the Adirondack Council recognizing his work with loons. From 1980-1985 and 2000-2005, he worked on the NYS Birding Atlas. Since the early eighties, he has banded birds at the Crown Point Banding Station, Lake Champlain, and has banded at Eight Acre Wood since getting a license to band in 2006. In 2008, Lee co-authored a book with John M. C. “Mike” Peterson, Adirondack Birding–60 Great Places to Find Birds. He has traveled extensively and has identified and photographed most plants, animals, birds, snakes and butterflies on his journeys. From 1986 to 2019, he wrote a column, “Daybreak to Twilight,” in local papers. Currently, he writes a weekly online blog “Outdoor Adventures with Gary Lee” hosted by the Center for Arts and Culture (viewarts.org), Old Forge, NY. In addition to guiding, he shares his experiences of the natural world through lectures.