On March, 14,  Susan Roney Drennan gave a presentation at the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury entitled, Albatrosses and Their Interactions With Long-line Fisheries. An nice crowd was on hand, very much engaged in Susan’s descriptions of these amazing and graceful birds.  If you missed it, thanks to the production facilities of Middlebury Community Television, you can view this presentation online.

Before retiring to Middlebury, Susan has enjoyed a lively career.  She worked for National Audubon for many years as Editor-in-Chief of its ornithological publication, American Birds, and as Vice President for Ornithology. She is recipient of the Bushnell Distinguished Birder Award and the prestigious Arthur A. Allen Medal, awarded to individuals who have dramatically advanced ornithological knowledge through their writings, publications, teaching, and inspiration. She is the author of numerous papers, scientific/popular articles and books, including Where to Find Birds in New York State: The Top 500 Sites, The Birders Field Notebook, and The North American Birder’s Library Lifelist.

This was the last of our Cabin Fever lectures for this year, but will be back again with another three presentations to help you get through next winter.  But if in the meantime you would like to see more, many of our past presentations can be found at this link.

– Ron Payne

Advertisements