Gorgeous Seabirds Will Thrill Us
at Our Oct. 5 Meeting
Geoff Malosh's extraordinary 3RBC programs have delighted record-setting audiences. His presentation on Wednesday, October 5, is titled "A Few Seabirds of the Pacific." Geoff will take us across the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Hawaii to New Zealand for a feast of photos and knowledge of the birds.
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.
During the past two years, Geoff has traveled the Pacific in pursuit of his long-held interest in seabirds. Recent trips have taken him to the South Island of New Zealand, Hawaii, and St. Paul Island, Alaska. His presentation will share photos and stories of his travels to these remote islands, and tell us about the biology and lives of these interesting birds.
The program will feature beautiful images of albatrosses, petrels, tropicbirds, auklets, puffins, and more. Geoff says his presentation will not be a comprehensive treatment of these diverse families of birds. But he hopes it will be enough for us to share his curiosity and interest in seabirds.
Geoff is a prominent expert on the birds of our state and beyond. He recently "retired" as editor of the journal Pennsylvania Birds, a position he held since 2007. He is a former member of the Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee, and this year received the first-ever Service Award from the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology.
His knowledge of bird identification and behavior has led to his appointment as a statewide reviewer for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird program. .