Onondaga Audubon sponsors speakers on environmental and natural history subjects from around the world. These programs are free and open to anyone, of any age, with an interest in nature. These programs are held on the second Wednesday of the months of March, April, May, June, September, October and November. In addition to the speaker there is a short chapter business meeting (usually less than 5 minutes).
Meeting locations vary around the Syracuse area. Visit here for specific information about the next month’s meeting. Programs are also listed on the Calendar page of this web site.
Programs held earlier in 2013
November – Drew Weber – eBird and the New Birding Technology
October – Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner – A Week in the Everglades
September – Jeffrey Freedman – Birds of Africa
June – Jean Soprano – World of Raptors*
May – Rudy Gelis – Eco-Tourism and the Birds of Ecuador
April – Shannon Buckley – Rusty Blackbirds
March – Maureen Durkin – Snowy Plovers
*Admission Error at June Meeting
Due to a miscommunication among staff at Beaver Lake Nature Center, those attending the June program meeting of the Onondaga Audubon Society were charged a $3 admission/exit fee. This should not have happened. All Onondaga Audubon meetings are free and open to the public. Our apologies to those had to pay this fee, especially to those that were greatly inconvenienced by being asked to pay.
Programs that were held in 2012
November – Alison Kocek – swamp sparrows in urban area wetlands.
October – Mike Fishman – bats in New York and whitenose syndrome.
September – This evening’s program was cancelled because of a power outage at the Nature Center. Our apologies for any inconvenience. Always check the calendar page of this website for last minute changes.
June – Dave Figura – Tales of Central New York Nature
May – Paul Hai – Environmental Education of Children
April – Joseph Folta – Attracting Wildlife to Your Property
March – Dr. Jonathan Cohen – Virginia: The Secret of the Red Knots
There were a variety of excellent programs offered by the chapter in 2011.
February – Elizabeth Hunter – Galapagos Birds
March – Ellen Wisner – Birds and Urban Noise
April – Onondaga Environmental Institute – Historical Ecology of Onondaga Lake
May – Dr. Shields – Birds of Australia
September – Rescheduled for December
October – Chris Standley – Owls of the Pacific Northwest
November – Margaret Tsen – Birds of India
December – Mike Allen – Bald Eagle Recovery in New York