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Spring Migration in the Mid-Atlantic
Thursday 05 April 2018, 07:00pm - 08:30pm
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Annual election for officers and board members and club meeting at the Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA at 7:00 pm.  REMINDER: This is the first Thursday of April. Derek Stoner will present a program titled,  "Spring Migration in the Mid-Atlantic." The spectacle of spring migration is a favorite experience for birders, with brightly-colored neo-tropical songbirds arriving and thousands of waterbirds, shorebirds, and raptors pushing North.  April and May are peak months for this movement of birds in the Mid-Atlantic region. Take a photographic tour through the season, from the first-arriving Louisiana Waterthrush to the late-migrating Alder Flycatcher.  Images of vibrant-colored warblers, orioles, tanagers, vireos, and more will build excitement for the rush of migration in coming weeks.

Derek Stoner is a lifelong outdoorsman with a deep passion for connecting people to nature.  During a fifteen-year career with the Delaware Nature Society, he managed and led environmental education programs ranging from summer camps to international ecotours, while also managing the 860-acre Middle Run Natural Area and overseeing the planting of 20,000 trees for habitat improvement.  The award-winning Middle Run Birding Trail is his creation, a unique design that is renowned as a premier location for experiencing the spectacle of songbird migration.  

Now self-employed in the world of publishing, his writing and photography work appears in Outdoor Delaware magazine, Wild Delaware and Wild Delmarva books, Pennsylvania Game News, and the News Journal newspapers.  He does biodiversity consulting for conservation organizations like Mt. Cuba Center, Brandywine Red Clay Alliance, the White Clay Watershed Association, and the National Park Service.  Derek is past president of the Delmarva Ornithological Society, recipient of their Outstanding Conservationist Award, and a founder of the Delaware Dunlins Youth Birding Club, dedicated to mentoring and leading the next generation of birder-conservationists.   A resident of Lancaster, he lives on his family‚Äôs farm in Eden with his wife Hilary where they manage the land for the benefit of wildlife. 


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