Montclair Bird Club


MEETING: Apr. 12, 2017 Ruth Webster Lecture Series

Presenting Don Freiday

10 Ways to Have More Fun Birding – Once you’ve started birding, it’s time to branch out into different methods, places and skills to make the sport even more enjoyable.

Don Freiday has been a wildlife professional for 32 years, with a career including the Cape May Bird Observatory; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; NJ Audubon; Rutgers U.; Hunterdon County, NJ Parks; and the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife. He currently runs his own eco-tour, writing, photography and consulting business. Specialized in the human dimensions of wildlife conservation, Don also has substantial habitat management, academic, and wildlife research experience. Don operated a MAPS banding station for many years, is a past member of the NJ Bird Records Committee, past editor of Records of New Jersey Birds, and a current board member of the NJTWS. Don has traveled to 24 states, 11 countries, and 5 continents, mostly as a birding tour leader.  He has written over 1000 articles, 2 books and 3,000 blog posts, virtually all on some aspect of nature. His free-time pursuits include birding, hunting, photography, traditional archery, canoeing, kayaking and training his Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Daniel Boone. He is especially proud of his three adult children.

MEETING: May 10, 2017

"Birding in the Last Half Century, a Reflection." Presented by Pete Bacinski

Program will include: changes in who was birding over the years, changes in

optics and field guides, what were the birding hot spots then and now, birds

that have appeared in the last fifty years and have stayed and those that

are not longer here and I review a time-line of important events that

related to birding over the last century. 


April 2, 2017 Liberty Park - Birds, Beer, & Brats

last updated 3/13/17

Regular Meetings of the MBC are held at 7:30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at the Union Congregational Church, 
176 Cooper Ave., Upper Montclair, NJ. All programs are open to the public. There are no meetings during July, August, or December.

Upcoming Events:

DIRECTIONS to Union Congregational Church

The meeting room is usually in the large main room unless noted otherwise.