Conference Schedule – Friday, November 1st

NYSOA/New York Birders Conference 2013 SCHEDULE

Friday, November 1st

11am – 8:30pm

Welcome and Check-in, Check-in/Information Table open.

Conference Center, lower level

12:30pm – 7:30pm

Vendor and display tables will be open.

Conference Center, lower level and Molloy Room

12:30pm – 7:30pm

Posters will be available for viewing 12:30pm-7:30pm. Presenters will be available to discuss their work 4:30pm-5:30pm. See the Papers and Posters page for a listing of Poster titles and authors.

Conference Center, lower level and Molloy Room

Presentations—Concurrent Sessions 1a & 1b



Adelphi Room

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Environmental Advocacy 101; Sean Mahar, Director of Government Relations, Audubon New York

Birding Optics 101: The Hows and Whys of Binoculars for Birding; Richard Moncrief, Zeiss Optics

2:30pm – 3:15pm

Warbler Workshop: Using Often Overlooked ID Points to Identify Confusing Warblers; Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle, authors of The Warbler Guide.

Digiscoping Workshop; Clay Taylor, Swarovski Optik, Inc. This workshop session will be followed with a field session on Saturday.

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Growth of the New York State Bird List: Predictions vs. Outcomes, and Thoughts for the Future; Doug Gochfeld.

QCBCCBC: 80 years of the Queens Christmas Bird Count on Western Long Island; Bob Dieterich.

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Poster Session

Conference Center, Lower Level

4:30pm– 5:30pm

Social Hour

Champions Sports Bar

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Dinner (on your own)

Options include Champions, Prime Seasons, & Skylight Lounge onsite. (Conference Special, 10% off all hotel restaurants for conference participants. Just tell them you’re attending the New York Birders Conference)

Nearby restaurants:

Presentations—Concurrent Sessions 2a & 2b



Adelphi Room

7:30pm – 8:30pm

You, Me, Our Birds, and Climate Change, Dr. Kimberly Bostwick, Curator, Birds and Mammals Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates & Research Associate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University

How do Avian Hosts Recognize Brood Parasites? Dr. Mark Hauber, Animal Behavior and Conservation Program, Department of Psychology, Hunter College /CUNY; Editor, The Auk.


Adjourn and more socializing; Check-in/Information Table closes.