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We believe in connecting people with nature. Our monthly programs are FREE and open to the public. Meetings are generally held the 4th Tuesday of each month at Quarry Hill Nature Center. Our speakers give presentations about a wide range of topics - not just birds.
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Photos from some of our recent activities are below.
In 2018, we mark the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, nature lovers around the world are joining forces to celebrate the “Year of the Bird” and commit to protecting birds today and for the next hundred years. Watch our calendar for special events throughout the year!
January 11, 2018
Here are some pics that ZVAS member Terry Grier took at his recently. The Cooper's Hawk shows an unusual pattern of white spots on the wings. Sibley says "all perched accipiters can show bright white spots on back when feathers are fluffed" as this Coopers was during a snowfall. The Northern Flicker should have migrated south but a few do stay most winters. The Tufted Titmouse is becoming more common in our area.
Christmas Bird Count - Rochester - Dec. 16, 2017 - Our birders were out in force today ... and a much nicer day it was compared to the minus 20 temps we had to deal with in 2016. Initial bird species count seemed low at our tally tonight and individual numbers seemed low as well ... but not all groups have reported in yet so there may be more to come.
Click here for the preliminary species count.
This file will be updated as additional reports come in.
Many thanks to Clifford Hanson for organizing the count and to all the participants who helped out during the day.
Advocacy - Learn how to contact your senators and representatives to speak up for the environment.
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