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Did you know it was women who brought the love of the study of birds to everyday people? Come to the February 9th meeting to hear Kevin Griffith, long-time local birder and teacher, tell us about the important role that women of the late 1800s and early 1900s played in bringing ornithology to all of us.

Kevin Griffith has been birding in the Rochester area for 40 years.  He was the Region 2 Field editor for the New York State Ornithological Association for 25 years and is presently serving on the Board of Directors. His column “Birds Afield” appeared in the Democrat and Chronicle/Times Union for a number of years. He has been a co-operator with the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a bander for over 25 years.  He has led many field trips and has been a birding tour leader and has visited many birding locations around the country.  He is an experienced educator and taught in the Greece Central School District for 34 years.  He is past president of the Genesee Valley Audubon Society, past vice-president of the Genesee Ornithological Society and has served on the Board of Directors for the Rochester Birding Association as well as our field editor.

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