Next 3RBC Membership Meeting

                     Katie Fallon

Let's Learn to Love Vultures

Vultures are not what we would call pretty, but they are fascinating and ecologically important. Author and educator Katie Fallon will tell us why at the Three Rivers Birding Club meeting on Wednesday, June 1.

The meeting will be held at the Phipps Garden Center, 1059 Shady Avenue in Shadyside. Doors open at 6:30 PM for socializing, a business meeting begins at 7:30, and the program starts at 8:00.

Katie's program, "Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird," is the title of her book to be published by the University Press of New England in 2017. She will focus mostly on Turkey and Black Vultures will also talk about vultures in India and Africa.

Her book about the plight of the Cerulean Warbler, Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird (Ruka Press, 2011), was a finalist for the Reed Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment. She will sign it for those who bring a copy to the meeting.

Katie's essays have appeared in literary journals and magazines. She has taught creative writing at Virginia Tech and West Virginia University.

She is one of the founders of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving wild birds through scientific research, outreach and public education, as well as rescue and rehabilitation. The ACCA is based near Morgantown, West Virginia.

What's New? (5/7/2016)

   The May/June 2016 issue of the Peregrine is now available.

   Membership Meeting Minutes from April 6, 2016.

   Mike Fialkovich has summarized our club's 2015 activities and 2015 Birds Reported in Allegheny County.

   A Birding Interview with the Bobs: Robert C. Leberman and Robert S. Mulvihill

   Hays Bald Eagle Nest Monitoring! Roy Bires has volunteered to coordinate the monitoring of the Hays Bald Eagle nest site. To help, contact Roy at His phone numbers are 412.241.5014 (home) and 412.216.7130 (cell).

  The Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology has looked at the career of Paul Hess in Pennsylvania Birds, the journal of the organization. Jack Solomon has compiled a list of Paul's contributions and impressive accomplishments.

  Pennsylvania Birds magazine: See what you've been missing! By Geoff Malosh, Editor of Pennsylvania Birds. I am pleased to announce that we will now be publishing previews of the current issue of Pennsylvania Birds online, which will consist of the cover, table of contents, and a featured article. Now anyone who does not subscribe or perhaps does not even know about PSO can actually see a little bit of what they've been missing, and hopefully be encouraged to join PSO! Read more from Geoff about Pennsylvania Birds.

Items to Note!

2015 was another busy year for the Three Rivers Birding Club! Mike Fialkovich has compiled a summary of the club's 2015 activities and has also compiled the 2015 Birds Reported in Allegheny County summary.

Not a subscriber to Bird Watcher's Digest? Why not subscribe and the club will receive 50% of the subscription fee.

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Mission of 3RBC

To gather in friendship, to enjoy the wonders of nature and to share our passion for birds!

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Sherron Lynch, Brian Shema, Chuck Tague