Joan Collins will present “All About Birds”, a multimedia introduction to birding. Topics will include: songs and calls – why birds make sounds and how they create them, how we identify bird species, habitats of the North Country, fascinating behaviors – such as why the American Woodcock bobs and how a Common Loon swallows a foot-long fish, what birds eat, migration – why birds move, where they nest, birding ethics – how we balance our interest in seeing birds with their welfare, and conservation issues. The presentation utilizes audio recordings, videos of interesting bird behaviors, photographs, and PowerPoint slides.
About the Speaker: Joan Collins, President of Adirondack Avian Expeditions & Workshops, LLC, leads birding trips year-round, is a New York State licensed guide, an Adirondack 46er, and has climbed all the Adirondack fire tower peaks. She is a past President of the New York State Ornithological Association and Editor of New York Birders. She served for many years as a Board of Directors member of the Audubon Council of New York State, and is a current Board of Director’s member of Northern New York Audubon Society and past President. Joan writes the Birdwatch column for the Adirondack Explorer magazine. She has published several journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on wildlife and conservation topics in various publications including Audubon, New York Birders, Conservationist, Adirondack Life Magazine, Adirondack Explorer, LOCALadk Magazine, and The Kingbird. She authored several warbler species accounts, in addition to serving as a peer reviewer for The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State. Joan is a frequent keynote speaker and teaches classes on ornithology topics.
About the Living Lands Series
Living Lands is a presentation series that takes an exclusive and up-close look at the people, history and wildlife of the lands of Lake George and the Adirondacks, past and present. The 2023 summer’s Living Lands Series will be live at the LGLC office in Bolton Landing at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required, as space is limited. Visit our Living Lands page for a full schedule.