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Federation of New York State Bird Clubs
56th Annual Meeting

October 31 - November 2, 2003

At the World Famous
Chautauqua Athenaeum Hotel
on the grounds of the
Chautauqua Institution

John Rappole of the Smithsonian Institution, leading authority on neotropical migrants, will serve as the main speaker on Saturday evening.


Friday, October 31st
Noon - 6pm
3 -5pm
Field Trip
Jillian Liner, IBA Update

Saturday, November 1st

Delegates' Field Trips
Non-Delegates' Field Trip
8am - 5pm
9am - Noon
Delegates' Meeting
Noon - 1:30pm
1 :30pm
Paper Session & Atlas Update
Banquet — John Rappole, Keynote Speaker
Sunday, November 2nd
Field Trip — Niagara River
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John Rappole to Highlight Saturday Banquet

The speaker on Saturday evening will be John Rappole, currently the Research Coordinator at the Conservation and Research Center of the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park.  He is the author of The Ecology of Migrant Birds — A Neotropical Perspective (1995), and has co-authored Birds of Texas (1994), Neotropical Migratory Birds (1995), and Nearctic Avian Migrants in the Neotropics (1995).

Friday and Saturday Speakers

Jillian Liner , Important Bird Areas Program Coordinator from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will speak on Friday evening regarding the New York State IBA program as it is developing. 

On Saturday Valerie Freer and Kim Corwin will be discussing the New York State Breeding Bird Atlas, including information on the Atlas document to be published.


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Field Trips

Field trips are planned to the renowned Roger Tory Peterson Institute located in Jamestown, New York with its holdings of Dr. Peterson's photographs, film and personal memorabilia, and the Jamestown Audubon Sanctuary, a 600 acre region with over 250 acres of managed wetlands and woodlands.  We will also visit the Chautauqua Lake region.  This area has recorded Tundra Swan and Ruddy Duck.  This region is one of four areas in Chautauqua County identified as Important Bird Areas.  On Sunday morning, a trip to another IBA, the Niagara River Corridor, is scheduled.  This site is world famous for gull observation as nineteen species have been recorded.

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The Chautauqua Institution
A Unique Experience in Education

       The Chautauqua Institution, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in 1999, is a community renowned as a center for the performing arts and a resource for the discussion of the important issues of our time.
       Approximately 7,500 persons are in residence on any day during the summer nine week session, and a total of over 150,000 attend scheduled public events.
       The institution was founded in 1874 as an educational experiment in out-of-school, vacation learning.
       Chautauqua plays a unique educational role today, offering studies on a vacation level, a more serious level, and a professional level.  It also provides a full range of conference services and accommodations during the off-season.

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