Next 3RBC Membership Meeting

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Red-tailed Tropicbird
photographed by Geoff Malosh©

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. .

What's New? (8/27/2016)

   The September/October 2016 issue of the Peregrine is now available.

   Membership Meeting Minutes from August 3, 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!

© Photo Credits:
Sherron Lynch, Brian Shema, Chuck Tague