Special Event Reports | San Vito Bird Club

Special Event Reports | San Vito Bird Club

Special Event Reports | San Vito Bird Club

'Bird Walk and Breakfast.' Photo by Harry Hull

President Alison Olivieri reviewed Club activities in 2013, including twice-monthly Bird Walks at the Wilson Garden, several days trips to locations such as Rio Black and Las Alturas, and an overnight trip to Alexander Skutch's farm Las Cusingas. Judge Richardson of the Connecticut Audubon Society, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, and his collaborator Judy Richardson of the Connecticut Audubon Society. A new initiative, pilot programs of BirdSleuth-International - "Bird Detectives" in San Vito - ran in five schools: Linda Vista, Canas Gordas, La Pintada, Las Brisas and Tres Rios.

The Grand Prize for the Big Bird Feeder Competition 2013 went to Pat Morgan with Gail and Harry Hull of Finca Singing the runners-up.

Executive Committee Members were elected as follows: Alison Olivieri, President; Harry Hull, Vice President; Fred Schroeder, Treasurer, and Lydia Vogt, Secretary-in-Absentia.

Newly-elected Vice President Harry Hull. Photo by Gail Hull

We are pleased to welcome you to the EC, and your contributions to our Communications Committee in general and the website have been greatly appreciated.

Treasurer Fred Schroeder reported the Club as "financially healthy" for the Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2013.

Newly-elected VP Harry Hull manned the audio-visual equipment to show one of Andrew England's many classroom videos, 'Migration Obstacles' with a Question and Answer session fielded by Roni.

Undoubtedly the most exciting match of the morning was the announcement of an anonymous Matching Gift of up to $ 350 - the cost of running the program in one school. Thanks to our caring and generous members, the match was reached almost immediately so we can now fully fund the eight schools for this year!

It was a hard row to hoe for VP Hull to follow this excitement but he gave an interesting and succinct report on our website (now two years old) that shows both visitor numbers and followers growing.

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"Hike for Breakfast and Breakfast" was the theme of this year's Annual Meeting, Celebrating 10 years of birding in San Vito!

Making Breakfast: Chef George Alcock. Photo by Jean Schroeder President Alison Olivieri reviewed the Club's activities in 2013, including bi-monthly walks to see birds in the Wilson Garden, several excursions such as the Río Negro and Las Alturas, and an overnight excursion to Alexander Skutch's Los Cusingos farm. The Fog Network team completed the ninth year of its Bird Watching Project with Principal Investigator Dr Steve Latta of the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA, and Connecticut collaborator Judy Richardson of the Connecticut Audubon Society. A new initiative, pilot programs of the BirdSleuth-International - "Bird Detectives" in San Vito were executed in five schools: Linda Vista, Cañas Gordas, La Pintada, Las Brisas and Tres Ríos.

for the Bird Feeder Contest went to Pat Morgan with Gail and Harry Hull of Finca Cántaros as runners-up.

Treasurer Fred Schroeder, Gail Hull, 'Bird Detectives' Teacher Roni Chernin. Photo by Jean Schroeder Treasurer Fred Schroeder reported as "financially healthy" the Fiscal Year that ended Sept. 30, 2013. He also mentioned that the Club's greatest success is Our collection of binoculars donated!

"Bird Detectives" teacher Roni Chernin gave a comprehensive report of our efforts in local schools during 2013 and the plans now under way to teach this educational program Cornell University in eight schools in the newly started academic year 2014. With the encouragement of Roni, participants gathered to play "The Habitat Game."

Another teacher from "Bird Detectives", Kelley Rasch turned out to be the winning bird, collecting Water, Food, Air, and Refuge Faster than his competitors!

The Habitat Game '! Photo by Jean Schroeder

The newly elected vice president Harry Hull led the audio visual equipment to showcase one of Andrew England's many class videos. "Migration Obstacles" with a Question and Answer session by Roni Chernin.

Undoubtedly the most exciting part of the morning was the announcement of a Competition / p>

$ 350 Gifts - The cost of running the program at a school. Thanks to our considerate and generous members, the goal was reached almost immediately so we can now fully afford the eight target schools for this year!

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