Past 3RBC Zoom Membership Meetings

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to present our bimonthly membership meetings virtually via Zoom. Our first Zoom meeting was in August 2020, made possible with help from Tessa Rhinehart and the Zoom account of the University of Pittsburgh. We then obtained our own Zoom account and started presenting the meetings virtually ourselves.

We have been able to record several of our meetings. Unfortunately , the recording of our October 2020 meeting featuring Frank Izaguirre's program "Field Guides and Environmental Thinking" was disrupted by numerous outages, so that recording is not present. However, you can read a synopsis of Frank's talk on our Meeting Minutes page.

If you missed a meeting, or would like to see one again, we present our recorded meetings in chronological order here. A written account of each meeting is also available of our Meeting Minutes page.


Here is the video of our first Zoom membership meeting from August 5, 2020, featuring Tessa Rhinehart's program "Eavesdropping on Birds." Tessa described her work using sensitive recorders to capture bird calls in specific areas to measure the bird populations there. President Sheree Daughterty started things off with several announcements and then turned the program over to Tessa and her fine presentation. After her program, Tessa answered questions from the audience submitted via Chat during the talk.

Being our first recorded meeting, there are a few glitches at the beginning where the screen goes dark, but things get better as the meeting progresses. The video runs 65 minutes in length.

The video is best seen in Full Screen mode. Click the four arrows in the lower right corner.


Our December Slide Slam has traditionally been one of the most popular meetings each year. We offer here the video of our Zoom Slide Slam meeting from December 9, 2020, featuring 13 members presenting their wonderful photos of birds from their backyards, Florida, the western USA, Canada, Australia, and Antarctica! Club officers started things off with several announcements, and then the fun began as our presenters displayed their fine work right up close and personal on your computer screens.

The entire video runs 2 hours and 17 minutes in length. The Slide Slam itself begins at 17:30 minutes into the video.

The video is best seen in Full Screen mode. Click the four arrows in the lower right corner.


At our February 3, 2021 Zoom meeting, Sarah Sargent, Executive Director of the Erie Bird Observatory, gave a comprehensive talk on the six major programs the EBO is involved in: Bird Banding, Shorebird (Piping Plover) Monitoring, Marsh Bird Monitoring, Waterbird Monitoring, Osprey Nest Platforms, and MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship). Following her presentation, Sarah answered questions from the audience submitted via Chat.

The entire video runs 1 hour and 23 minutes in length.

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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