Rainbows, Bluebirds and Buffleheads program at the South Charleston Library … October 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm

This program is open to the public.  It is sponsored by the Handlan Chapter of The Brooks Bird Club.

I have spent much of my life outdoors surrounded by multitudes of birds and other wild creatures.  I have hiked every ridge and valley I could find, taken many thousands of photos for some of the world’s most prestigious magazines, handled tens of thousands of birds, been surrounded by lightning and drenched from head to toe in torrential downpours and loved every minute of it.  Through all of this, many unusual things happened…often with birds.   Although I became well known among photo editors for my work with insects, spiders and other invertebrates, birds were always my favorite.

In this program I will share some of my favorite stories from a lifetime of pursuing birds.  I will speak about some of the highlights of my Eastern Screech-owl work.

Screech owl (Otus asio) and white pine tree H

For 28 years I studied the breeding biology of the Eastern Screech-owl. Photo (c) Bill Beatty

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Eastern Screech-owls – These two photos represent the kinds of nature-related wonders I was fortunate to see on a regular basis. Photos (c) Bill Beatty

I will share stories from my new book, Rainbows, Bluebirds and Buffleheads, which relates many of my favorite tales from a lifetime of wonderful bird experiences … all are informative, some are funny and some are almost unbelievable.

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Join me as I share with the Brooks Bird Club some of the magic of birds.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Male and female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in my hand. Photo (c) Jan Runyan

Directions to South Charleston Library – https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fgoo.gl%2Fmaps%2FWvktXM4uvnk&h=ATMImeLeLYz7ObavFoV5InBR9GRzhAsh3EYZkhk9xjIjHN_3PkfGXCsb_yJ_sDMMNk67zB6Kihc2PcWp3xA-mnneQhp2pWSQItSSFwBbKPTLJKfbbecJZlv-Pno-UtKQzEolnLrqtw&s=1&enc=AZNK_4TQtDtfTCOV7SXQFTsBgjluhCxmPGZWsYDBC77B5f0x4L8aAV7zQSAwExkpms2w6t_BaOD-PHEt8LCUhI5K

The Brooks Bird Club

The Headquarters is in Wheeling, WV with other chapters in different parts of WV.


The Brooks Bird Club, Inc. is an independent, educational, non-profit organization which promotes the study and enjoyment of birds and other elements of the natural world.  Its purpose is to inform members and the public of environmental issues, to encourage intelligent use of our natural resources and preservation of our natural heritage.  The club undertakes studies which have scientific value, including population and breeding bird surveys.

Website: http://www.brooksbirdclub.org/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BBCWV/