From Birdwatcher to Birder: Moving Beyond Your Birdfeeder at NCFL

North Chatham Free Library

North Chatham Free Library (NCFL) Presents, “From Birdwatcher to Birder: Moving Beyond Your Birdfeeder” on Wednesday, May 8 at 10 A.M.

This Free Event is Located at 4287 Route 203

If you are a bird devotee, make sure to attend author, ornithologist, and conservationist Kathryn Schneider’s presentation based on her recent book, “Birding in the Hudson Valley.”

Enhance your birding experience as she provides tips, guidance, and encouragement for bird enthusiasts of all skill levels to leave their back yards and explore the diversity of bird life beyond the bird feeder.

Through her wide-ranging presentation, which includes numerous photos of birds from her book, Schneider provides an introduction to bird food and habits, ways to become a better birder, as well as recommendations for selecting binoculars and hints for finding birds.

About the Presenter

Kathryn Schneider grew up in Claverack, New York went to Hudson High and then attended Cornell and Princeton universities, where she completed a PhD. She taught college courses in general biology and ornithology at the University of Richmond and later at Hudson Valley Community College.

In 1986 she returned to Columbia County and for 14 years directed the NY Natural Heritage Program, a biodiversity inventory program run jointly by The Nature Conservancy and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

As a consultant, she conducted bird surveys for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. She is past President of the New York State Ornithological Association, a former member of the Columbia County Environmental Management Council, and a Columbia Land Conservancy volunteer. She currently co-chairs the Steering Committee for NY’s third Breeding Bird Atlas Project.